NJ Student Assistance Counselor of the Year

NJ Student Assistance Counselor of the Year
Photo: Gale Mangold, Student Assistance Counselor of the Year

The New Jersey Association of Student Assistance Professionals ASAP-NJ awarded Gale Mangold the Jim Mulhern Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) of the Year on Friday, February 28, 2020 at their annual conference.  The award is presented to the NJ SAC of the year for their positive influence, nurturing personality and outstanding support of fellow Student Assistance Coordinators and students.

Ms. Mangold has spent 38 years as an educator and 33 years in the Pascack Valley Regional High School District. As a SAC in our district, she has provided prevention, intervention, referrals and support for addiction and mental health counseling for our students and families. Her role has been a labor of love helping families through crisis and recovery for a myriad of mental health needs. Through the years Ms. Mangold has been advisor for various prevention/service clubs, peer leadership coordinator and provided school wide programs on character education, drug alcohol education, anti-bullying awareness to name a few.  

Photo: Ms. Gale Mangold, NJ Student Assistance Coordinator of the Year 

Photo: Ms. Gale Mangold, holding her award for NJ Student Assistance Counselor of the Year.  Photo Credit: Dr. Sean Struncis

Ms. Mangold has spearheaded partnering with community leaders to help build resilient families and reduce the incident of high-risk teen behavior as a Coordinator of the Hills Valley Coalition. Her leadership providing community educational programs has unified the prevention efforts to reduce at risk teen behavior and build family resiliency in our Hillsdale, Montvale, River Vale, and Woodcliff Lake communities. 

We are incredibly proud of Ms. Mangold for not only this award, but for all of the hard work and dedication she has shown our community.

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