Immaculate High School Appoints New Counseling Staff

DANBURY—Immaculate High School announced two new appointments to its Counseling Department, with the goal of providing new and enhanced educational, intervention, mental health and specialized student college placement services.

Kathleen Maloney of Bethel will serve as the Dean of Student Counseling and Special Services,  a new administrator position. Ms. Maloney was an IHS student counselor for the past four years. As the Dean of Student Counseling and Special Services, she joins the administrator team and will be responsible for managing all Counseling Department operations. The position is designed to personalize services for students and their parents with regard to all student educational, personal and mental health counseling.

“I am thrilled to be supporting the Immaculate community in a new capacity.  I believe that each and every one of our students is born with a gift and a purpose.  My goal as the Dean of the Counseling Department is to deliver an effective and comprehensive school counseling program that will help students to identify, foster and develop their inner gifts and to institute a purpose and meaning to their lives in order for them to become active lifelong learners and create strong bonds to all of their communities in a global society,” Ms. Maloney said.

Michael DiGennaro of Fairfield joins the Counseling team as School Counselor. He has 20 years of professional counseling experience in clinical therapy and has held positions as a College and Career Counselor, High School Counselor and Director of School Counseling. Mr. DiGennaro has vast experience with intervention services for students as well as in specialized student college placement.

“I am very happy to be a part of this amazing school and it is my goal to work with a team that shares my dedication to the growth and advancement of students so that they are competitively prepared for postsecondary education and life in the 21st century,” Mr. DiGennaro said.

Immaculate High School encourages students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and clubs and is ranked in the top ten of all Catholic high schools in the State of Connecticut by NICHE. One of the more affordable private high schools, Immaculate High School is also among the highest ranked Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport and continues to attain the highest SAT scores in the Diocese. Immaculate High School students, a representation of area public, private and Catholic schools, seek academic challenges, discover leadership and engage in progressive learning opportunities and have high success rates: 100% of the Class of 2019 were accepted to choice colleges and universities and were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $27 million.

In addition to a college-preparatory academic program that offers over 33 Advanced Placement classes and a STEAM curriculum featuring advanced technology, a CISCO certification program, renovated science labs and engineering classes and a Certified Nursing Associate program, Immaculate High School has an award-winning Fine Arts program, a student career internship program, athletic teams that have won SWC and State Championships, 44 clubs and a Campus Ministry and community service program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.