Welcome to High School Guidance

10 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Phone: (845) 858-3100 ext. 11601/16602 • Fax: (845) 858-3239
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We're Here to Help!

Port Jervis High School counselors foster each student's social, emotional, and academic development to maximize his/her educational potential. We bring together people, information, and resources to effect positive growth in students' lives.

Guidance Staff

Clerk Typist

Nancy Costello
Clerk Typist
(845) 858-3100 ext.1601

Denise Lefberg
Clerk Typist
(845) 858-3100 ext.1602

School Counselors

Five guidance counselors are available to assist our students. Each student is assigned a counselor who follows him/her through four years of high school. Assignments are made alphabetically by last name.

Kate Oldham
Guidance Department Coordinator
Grades K - 12

(845) 858-3100 ext.1610

Laurie Kahmar
Grades 9-11: Last names (A - E) 
Grade 12: Last names (A - E)

(845) 858-3100 ext.1613

Julie Balogh
Grades 9-11: Last names (F-MAM) 
Grade 12: Last names (F-L)

(845) 858-3100 ext.1611

Catherine Lane
Grades 9-11: Last names (MAN-ROD)
Grade 12: Last names (M-RIT)

(845) 858-3100 ext.1614

Chris Stellato
Grades 9-11: Last names (ROFF-Z) 
Grade 12: Last names (RIV-Z)

(845) 858-3100 ext.1612

School Psychologist

Noell Bushey
School Psychologist
(845) 858-3100 ext.1640

School Social Worker

Jennifer Grismer
School Social Worker
(845) 858-3100 ext.1645

PJHS CEEB CODE: 334590 (2023-2024 PJHS Profile)

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