Guidance Department Head
Mrs. Smith, Certified School Counselor, ext. 217, email@example.com
6th Grade & 8th Grade J - Z
Mrs. Smith was born in Massachusetts but moved to Inverness when she was just 2 weeks old. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling – both from Saint Leo University. Mrs. Smith has been a guidance counselor at Parrott Middle School for 4 years and is also the Guidance Department Head. Prior to joining us at Parrott she worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives as a Group Treatment Coordinator and Program Clinician as well as Cypress Creek (a level 8/10 juvenile male facility) as a master's level mental health therapist. Here at Parrott you can find Mrs. Smith in her office helping students with academic achievement, personal/social development and career development - individually as well as in groups. She also attends many parent-teacher conferences, PS/RTI meetings, crisis counseling sessions, etc. Mrs. Smith spends considerable time in the computer lab helping students complete their Compass classes for grade/credit recovery. Some fun things about Mrs. Smith are that she can’t do cartwheels or whistle but she loves the family-like atmosphere that comes with being a leopard.
Mrs. Panetta, Certified School Counselor, ext. 219, firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Grade and 8th Grade A - I Students
Mrs. Panetta has worked in education for more than 33 year: 11.5 years in New Jersey, eight years at Springstead High School, one year at Moton Elementary, and 13 years at Parrott! She holds teaching degrees in Business Accounting & Typing, Special Education, and Guidance and is a Certified School Guidance Counselor- a Skilled Helper. Her other degrees include Business Education from Montclair State University in New Jersey, Certification in Special Education from University of South Florida, and Masters in Guidance and Coundeling from Troy State University. Mrs. Panetta is originally from Dover, New Jersey and owned and operated a books and stationary store as well as a pizza restaurant. While in school herself, she worked for Picatinny Arsenel and the A&P Grocery store. She likes everything about Parrott! Most often you can find her everywhere on campus helping students in any way she can. One fun fact about Mrs. Panetta is that she is part of a Working Dog Club, which she participates in with her German Shepard "Paddy".
8th Grade students: It is NOT too late to catch up on credits if you are behind. Go to your compass account and begin the work NOW!! If you are not sure or are having any problems, please come and see me.
Mrs. Busacca, Guidance Secretary, ext. 408, fax 352-797-7053, email@example.com.
Also originally from Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. Busacca has made Hernando County her home. She has been working in the HCSD for the last 19 years - seven at Brooksville Elementary and 12 at Parrott. Mrs. Busacca has served in many roles, including substitute, paraprofessional and receptionist, but her primary function is as Guidance Secretary / Registrar. She also assists with scheduling truancy meetings, gathering information from teachers as to how the students are doing in class, and getting paperwork ready for the guidance counselors for truancy meetings with the school social worker and parents. One fun fact about Mrs. Busacca is that she likes to hunt and fish. Parents should contact Mrs. Busacca to enroll or withdraw students and to obtain student records.