Welcome to Lakeland Schools

School Counseling

Lakeland Central School District
School Counseling Department
Frank J. Gizzo,   Director of School Counseling
Annie Scarola, Secretary to Director of School Counseling

Lakeland High School Profile 
Walter Panas High School Profile

Alumni Forms and Quick Links: 
Please click on an image below to be directed to the school's counseling department
 Lakeland High School


(press 3 at the prompt)
   Walter Panas High School


Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School

6th x. 39958  
7th x. 39959 
8th x. 39950


Our Vision
The Lakeland CSD School Counseling | Guidance Department’s school counseling program will work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure every student has equal access to academic, career, and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential. All students must believe they belong in our academic community, they can succeed, their ability and competence grow with effort, and the work they do in school has value to them. Today, students hold more computing power in the palm of their hands than the first astronauts had in their spacecraft’s. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist using technologies that haven't been invented in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems. Our local and national economy and social well-being are dependent upon having a workforce prepared to innovate and address these problems; therefore, we must prepare our students to be adaptable, critical thinkers with a strong foundation in collaboration, problem spotters & solvers, and grit as they become contributing members of our society.

The Role of School Counselor School Counselors addresses students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development in addition to balancing delivery methods, recognizing that students learn in multiple ways. We have the unique responsibility of advocating for all students and provide support in a variety of ways through Direct Student Services, which includes the delivery of our school counseling curriculum (instruction & group activities), individual student planning, and responsive services for counseling & crisis situations. Additionally, we provide Indirect Student Services, which includes consultation with parents, teachers, other educators & community organizations, collaboration with other educators, parents and the community, and referrals to school or community resources.

LCSD K-12 School Counseling Plan