The Essex North Shore Guidance faculty provide comprehensive, school-based services to all students with the goal of nurturing skills for students’ success during high school and beyond. Freshman students are assigned to a Grade 9 freshman counselor who assists them with their transition to a regional, career technical high school.  Grade 9 counselors also work closely with Grade 9 students to assess their career interests in preparation for participation in the Grade 9 Exploratory Program and the ensuing career technical program placement. These freshman counselors continue to work students throughout their ninth grade experience.  Beginning in Grade 10 and through Grade 12, students are assigned to an Academy-specific Guidance Counselor consistent with their career technical/agricultural program.  

At all grade levels, students participate in academic and career guidance lessons delivered by guidance counselors throughout each year and students graduate having developed a Four-Year Career Plan with the support of the guidance counselors.  Students and their families may access information in their respective student’s Career Plan and explore career and college opportunities on their student’s Naviance/Family Connections account (link below).

All students have access to supportive interventions from guidance counselors and school adjustment counselors (contact information below) to address their developmental, social, and emotional needs. Collaboration with caregivers is also an essential component of our guidance model. Caregivers are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor as circumstances arise. Appointments with guidance and school adjustment counselors are welcome and can be scheduled by emailing or calling the counselor directly(contact information below).

The Guidance Department also sponsors the following parent information sessions annually:


New Family Orientation
College Financial Aid Information Night (MEFA)
ENSATS College Fair
Senior Parent College & Career Planning Night
Freshmen CTE Program Selection Parent Info Night
NEW: FAFSA Day/Evening (Financial Aid Application Assistance)
Freshman Family CTE Program Fair
Sophomore & Junior Parent Night
August 24, 2021
September 29, 2021
October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021
November 3, 2021
TBD December 2021
December 15, 2021
March 2, 2022

News & Updates




Information about available scholarships is available in Naviance and in the link below  Contact your guidance counselor with questions about scholarships or college and career planning.

Student scholarship information


If you or your organization are interested in offering a scholarship to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School students, please contact us at [email protected]

Guidance Staff

NamePhotoPositionContact Information
Ms. Elizabeth LariveeGuidance Administrative Assistant [email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 3115
Ms. Sandra GoldsteinDirector of School Counseling[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 3115
Ms. Casey O'DonnellSchool Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 3111
Ms. Lauren MacIsaacSchool Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 8476
Mr. Jason Loring School Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 3113
Mr. Daniel Connors School Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 3114
Ms. Julie Montague Freshman School Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 5110
Ms. Wendy FajardoFreshman School Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 5108
Ms. Heather DentonSchool Adjustment Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 5206
Ms. Emily OuelletSchool Adjustment Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 5208
Ms. Ashley ForsterSchool Adjustment Counselor[email protected]
(978) 304-4700 ext. 5207
Ms. Cara MorettiSchool Adjustment Counselor[email protected](978) 304-4700 ext. 5203
Mr. Cameron GoldmanSchool Adjustment Counselor[email protected](978) 304-4700 ext.

Sandra Goldstein, Director of School Counseling

Sandra Goldstein joined the District in 2014 as the freshman guidance and admissions counselor. The following year, Ms. Goldstein was appointed to Director of Guidance and Admissions. Ms. Goldstein brings to the District a wealth of guidance and school counseling experience.

Prior to joining Essex North Shore, Ms. Goldstein served as a school adjustment and guidance counselor for Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School. Ms. Goldstein also served as her previous District’s curriculum and testing coordinator.
Ms. Goldstein earned a Bachelor Degree in Government from Colby College and a Master Degree in Social Work from Salem State University. Additionally, Ms. Goldstein holds several Massachusetts education certifications and licenses. Her professional memberships include the Massachusetts School Counselors Association (MASCA), Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) where she was a Leadership Academy I graduate in 2012, North Shore Guidance Directors Association (NSGDA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and American School Counselor Association (ASCA).