Name: Mrs. Kathleen O’Connell, AMSU ’85
Position/Title: Guidance Chairperson
Phone: 718-364-5353 ext 224
AMSU Start Date: September 2014
Classes Currently Teaching: Freshmen M-Z, Sophomores S-Z, Juniors P-Z, Seniors J-Z
Personal Interests: 
Credentials: Bachelor of Science, Manhattan College – Accounting
Master of Science, College of New Rochelle – School Counseling
Bio: I am very grateful to be working at my alma mater. AMSU continues to have a family atmosphere and remains committed to Academics, Arts and Service. Years have passed and faces have changed, but the core values that have always been represented here are ever present to this day. Being back here in the role of Guidance Department Chairperson is quite surreal. AMSU was and is a very important part of my life. Guiding students through their daily struggles is paramount for me, and making a difference in their lives allows for fulfillment in mine. The support and appreciation I receive from the administration and faculty on a daily basis, is greatly appreciated.

I’m back home……and welcomed with open arms!


Name: Brianne O’Hare
Position/Title: Guidance Counselor
Phone: 718-364-5353 ext 217
AMSU Start Date: September 2014
Classes Currently Teaching: Freshmen A-M, Sophomores A-R, Juniors A-O, Seniors A-I
Extra Curricula: U.N. Connection
Personal Interests: Reading, watching TV and movies, Broadway/Musical Theater, and sports (especially soccer!)
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Quinnipiac University – Communications, Concentration in Media Studies and Sociology
Master of Science, Mercy College – School Counseling
The College of New Rochelle – Advanced Certification in Guidance and Counseling
New York State Permanent Certification as a School Counselor
Bio: Ms. O’Hare is so excited to be back for her fourth year working with the wonderful Girls of Mount St. Ursula! She cannot wait to work with the Class of 2018 on their college applications and the transition to college, with the Class of 2019 as they begin their college selection process, with the Class of 2020 as they begin to explore career options, and with the Class of 2021 as they become a part of the AMSU family! Here’s to another successful year!

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