WHS School Counseling

School Counseling

According to the American School Counselor Association, high school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success.

Ms. Villano

School Counselor

Last Names:

Seniors A-E 2023

Juniors A-F 2024

Sophomores A- D 2025

Freshmen A-D 2026


Ms. Villano has been a school counselor for 25 years and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northeastern University and a Master's in School Counseling and Sixth Year degree in Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. Ms. Villano enjoys spending time with her family, at the beach, and as a Realtor in New Haven County.

Mrs. Giedra

School Counselor

Seniors: F-L 2023

Juniors: G-Mi 2024

Sophomores: E-Me 2025

Freshmen: E-L 2026


Mrs. Giedra has been a School Counselor since 2013. She earned her Bachelor's degree from UConn in Human Development & Family Studies and her Master's degree in School Counseling from Southern CT State University. Mrs. Giedra enjoys spending time with her family, making pretzels, and listening to live music.

Mrs. Brochu

School Counselor

Seniors: M-S 2023

Juniors : Mo-Sp 2024

Sophomores: Mi-S 2025

Freshmen: M-R 2026


Mrs. Brochu earned her Bachelor's Degree from Quinnipiac University and her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Central CT State University. She has been a School Counselor at Wolcott High School since 2007. Mrs. Brochu enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, making music and baking with her two daughters.

Mr. Wursthorn

Director of School Counseling

Seniors: T-Z 2023

Juniors: St-Z 2024

Sophomores: T-Z 2025

Freshmen: S-Z 2026


Mr. Wursthorn is the Director of School Counseling. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Central Connecticut State University and a Sixth Year Diploma in School Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. Mr. Wursthorn enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and water-skiing .

Mrs. Fontanella

School Social Worker


Mrs. Fontanella : In her role as School Social Worker she assist students meet their academic and emotional needs as well as serve as the link between school and home. She earned her Bachelors degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and Master's from University of Connecticut. She is dually certified as a Licensed Social Worker and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mrs. Fontanella enjoys skiing, spending time with her family and traveling.

Mrs. Sweeney

School Psychologist


Mrs. Barrett

Speech Pathologist


Mrs. Cyr

Career Center Coordinator


Mrs. Lynch

School Counseling Administrative Assistant