Meet Amy!

Meet Amy!

counselor profile
counselor profile

Amy McGinniss, College Counselor

Amy McGinniss is a college counseling veteran: first, she counseled students at Marion P. Thomas Charter High School in Newark, NJ, and then at Notre Dame School of Manhattan. At Notre Dame, Amy wrote a business case and pitched her school leadership to bring Naviance in to support their counseling work and taught college application seminar to students. One of her superpowers continues to be learning tech tools and using them thoughtfully to improve student engagement. For the last 5 years, Amy has served as a counselor at Montville Township High School. At Montville, Amy wears a lot of hats: counselor, AP coordinator, PSAT/SAT testing coordinator, Anti-Bullying Specialist, Climate Committee member, and NHS Faculty Council.


Amy earned her bachelor's in psychology from Sacred Heart University, and then went on to earn double master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania: one in Professional Counseling and one in School Counseling & Mental Health Services.


Amy is a retired gymnast (who can still walk on her hands if there's enough warm-up time), a future TV star (she applied for "All That" in the 90's, and recently to the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot), and very, extremely bad at driving directions. She can help you get into college but can't give you directions to the Jersey Shore.

Education & Experience

B.A., Psychology, Sacred Heart University

M.A., Professional Counseling, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., School Counseling & Mental Health Services, University of Pennsylvania

Counselor, Marion P. Thomas Charter High School in Newark, NJ

Counselor, Notre Dame School of Manhattan, New York City, New York

Counselor, Montville Township High School, Monteville, NJ

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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