Mr. Christopher BarnesThis is my 32nd year in education. It is my 24th year at Wall High School. I was a teacher of health and physical education for 16 years, while also serving as a committee member and coach. This will be my 17th year as a high school counselor. I have a degree from Syracuse University. I live in Brielle and enjoy my time at the beach on walks and college football Saturdays with my wife Julia and three daughters. I greatly appreciate and value the students and parents that I have the opportunity to work with. I am always striving to help the students in their journey at Wall High School.Mrs. Judith Anne GilbertiTeacher, coach, advisor, student advocate, and school counselor are the titles that have followed me throughout my educational career. Outside the school environment, I am a proud alumna of Saint-Mary-of-the Woods College, IN (BS HE) and Monmouth University, NJ (MS Ed), an active member of the Monmouth County/New Jersey School Counselor Associations, Cheer-Dance Competitive Coach/Judge, and “Silver Sister” of Alpha Delta Kappa, an International honorary organization for women educators. La Famiglia E Tutto (“Family is Everything”)! Sunday dinners are filled with family, food, football, and fun! Win or lose... the Scarlet Knights, Fighting Irish, and Indianapolis Colts are the fan favorite teams. The best thing about being a school counselor is the relationships that are created between students and parents. Every day at Wall High School is a great day to be a knight!
Mrs. Dana GriggsI am grateful to be entering my 31st year in education. My high school students teach me something new every day, and I am fortunate to work with such an amazing, dedicated staff at Wall High School. I began my career in 1993 as a middle school Language Arts teacher in Long Branch. I became a school counselor in 2000 at Wall Intermediate School, and I made the move to Wall High School in 2015. I earned my Master's in Teaching at Fordham University in 1993, my School Counseling Certification at Georgian Court in 2000, and my Master's in Educational Administration at the University of Scranton in 2008. My husband Mike and I have been married for 29 years and are blessed with 3 children, Danielle, Michael, and Sean. We are avid sports fans and love everything football, baseball, and swimming. The greatest lesson I learned in life came from my father, and I strive to live by it: “Give love; it’s the only thing you’ll never run out of.”Mr. Frank JanksThis is my 13th year as a School Counselor at WHS. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from The College of New Jersey and a Master's degree in Counseling from Montclair State University. I live in Shark River Hills with my wife, daughter, two dogs, and two cats. I enjoy spending time with family, camping, playing guitar, cooking, and eating a good meal. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Mrs. Kathleen RiveraI am so happy to be part of Wall High School for my 10th year of counseling! I graduated from Montclair State, earned my Master's degree in School Counseling from St. John's University and continued additional education at Kean University. I grew up and live in Middlesex County with Mr. Rivera and our daughter Adriana. I love spending time traveling, hiking, and attending Knights sporting events! I am looking forward to a great school year and new beginnings!Mr. Anthony TarantinI am excited to have the opportunity to begin a new role as the 9th Grade School Counselor. While this is a new position for me, this is my fourth year working with our students and families at Wall HS. My role is to support student's transition to high school so they can grow to reach their full potential and goals while helping them to find success in being their best authentic selves. I am looking forward to working with you this school year as you endeavor into a new chapter in your life. I have my Master's in School Counseling from Kean University and an undergraduate degree from Coastal Carolina University. I am a co-advisor for the Anti-Bullying Task Force, an assistant wrestling coach, and a lifeguard for the surf team. I enjoy traveling, surfing, and watching football even though, unfortunately, I am a Jets fan.
Student Assistance Counselor
Mrs. Alysa Fornarotto-Regenye732.556.2139This is my 12th year in the district and I have worked in the Behavioral Health Prevention & Counseling field for over 30 years. I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), I served on the Monmouth County Board of Addiction Services for 6 years, and as Chairperson the last 2yrs before my recent term was up. I currently sit on the Ocean County LACADA; fostering youth, family, and community development is my vocation. I appreciate it when parents, students, staff, and community members reach out to me to assist them in connecting with appropriate addiction and/or mental health services, any day, any time. I have two incredible teens, a wonderful husband, and three dogs and I come from a large family. We’re very active in our church and community, and ALWAYS on the GO!STUDENTS, please know my door is always open if you need to talk, my office is located in the Media Center. Feel Free to email me to set up a time to talk. PARENTS, please know you are the key to prevention for your children, feel free to call on my office line or email me so that we can set up a confidential conversation regarding any concerns you might have for your child's social, emotional, or behavioral well-being.
School Family Liaison Counselor/Anti-Bullying Specialist
Ms. Moira Barocas732.556.2074I am excited to be joining Wall High School this year! I am a certified school social worker with my LSW. I have been working with children and families since 2017. I strive to be a strong advocate and support for the students and families I serve. I am a Monmouth University Alumni, love a good cup of coffee, reading on the beach, and you will catch me on the weekends enjoying time with my family. I look forward to a great year!