Meet Your Counselors 2021-2022

Meet the Guidance Department at Pennbrook Middle School

Tara Kadyszewski

7th Grade Counselor

Tara Kadyszewski,

Hello 7th graders! I am Mrs. Kadyszewski and I am so excited to be your school counselor for another school year. This is my 13th year in the North Penn School District. I previously was the elementary counselor at Gwyn-Nor Elementary School for nine years, and this is my fourth year at Pennbrook. I love Pennbrook and I love all of my students. I graduated from West Chester University, where I received my master's degree in Counseling & Educational Psychology. I am married and have two daughters & two dogs. For fun, I love listening to music, reading, going to the mountains, anything Disney, and spending time with my friends and family.


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8th Grade Counselor

Colleen Arnold,
Hello 8th grade students and families, my name is Ms. Colleen Arnold. This is my second year as part of the Pennbrook team. I previously worked in the Upper Darby School District as a middle school counselor for 5 years and in Philadelphia as a high school counselor for 6 years. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and my graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. I am excited to support our students and families through their middle school journey.


Jesse Clancy

9th Grade Counselor

Jesse Clancy,
This year's 9th grade counselor is Mr. Jesse Clancy. This is Mr. Clancy's seventeenth year at Pennbrook Middle School, and he has really enjoyed working alongside great faculty and students. Previously, he worked at his alma mater, DeSales University, as an admissions counselor. Mr. Clancy is also an alum of Villanova University, where he received his masters degree. In addition to working with the ninth grade, Mr. Clancy coaches the 8th grade girls' and boys' basketball teams, and the 7th and 8th boys' track team.

Kathleen Lancia

Guidance Counselor Secretary

Kathleen Lancia,
Our wonderful guidance secretary is Kathleen Lancia. She has been the Pennbrook Guidance Secretary for fifteen years. She is retired from Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell after 30 years and is happy now to be at Pennbrook every day, watching young people achieve their highest potential.