BHS School counseling

Mission Statement

The Branford High School School Counseling Department is dedicated to fostering the successful academic, personal and vocational growth of every student. Through the developmental guidance process, each student is given individual attention and encouragement to achieve his or her unique potential, toward becoming a life-long learner and a contributing member of society .

Branford High School

School Counseling Office

185 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

Phone: 203-315-6730 Fax: 203-315-5605

School Counselors

Ms. Aimee Harkins

College: Marist College

Graduate School: Southern CT State University

Interests: Boxing, running, reading, baking, spending time with my family, walking my dogs Billy and Allison

Favorite thing about BHS: I most enjoy watching students grow from freshman year, and being part of their journey to reach their goals.

Quote: "Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere!"

Ms. Amy Olszewski

College: UCONN

Graduate School: Southern CT State University

Interests: Horseback riding, watching General Hospital

Favorite thing about BHS: The students, faculty and other people that work here in the building, and that it is so close to my house

Quote: "No matter how far you go down the wrong road you can always turn back."

Ms. Marian Montano, Director

College: Annhurst College

Graduate School: Southern CT State University

Interests: Running, gardening, training my dog Henry, and spending time with my grandchildren

Favorite thing about BHS: There are many "best" things about BHS but for me, it is the relationships that we are able to build with our students and their families, and Graduation Day which is one of the most amazing experiences watching our students cross the stage to accept their BHS diploma and begin their post-secondary career.

Quote: "After all, in running and in life, the difference between success and failure sometimes comes down to a single step. Waddle on, friends. by John "The Penguin" Bingham Author of The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life"

Mr. Michael Callan

College: Northeastern University\Southern CT State University

Graduate School: Southern CT State University

Interests: Family, Friends, Sports, Music, Adventure Travel

Favorite thing about BHS: Sense of Community

Quote: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Administrative Support

Our secretaries are available to help with a variety of topics including working papers, transcript requests, scheduling appointments, password resets, etc.

Ms. Nancy Errante, Registrar & Secretary,

Ms. Terri Raimo-Tedesco, Secretary,