Student Services




Student Services Department

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

Students are assigned a school counselor to assist them with academic and personal concerns. Our counselors make it a point to meet with every student individually. Our goal is to assist every student in becoming successful, productive, and active citizens in our society. Parents and students are encouraged to consult with their counselor on a regular basis. School counselors are trained to provide students and parents with information, suggestions and plans related to many topics including:

  • Academic planning
  • Career counseling and preparation
  • College search, selection and admission preparation
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Personal counseling and referral to outside agencies
  • Testing for colleges (SAT, ACT, PSAT, Accu Placer), State of New Jersey PARCC, NJ Bio, NOCTI
  •  504 Accomodations
  •  Crisis Counselor
  •  Harrassment, Intimidation + Bullying 


Guidance Staff

anthonyMichael Anthony, B.S., M.A., Counselor
(Grade 10 - 12 with Last Name A - Dg)
609-625-2249 x1222
Mike has been with ACIT since 2011 and currently serves as a school counselor for grades 10-12 for last names A-Dg. Mike received his Master of Arts at Rowan University in Counseling in Educational Settings in 2011, and his Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University in Psychology in 2007. Before working at ACIT, Mike worked at the local non-profit  agency, Family Service Association, where he ran an anti-bullying/violence prevention group in the Pleasantville School District and then later worked at the "Teen Center" providing counseling services to the students at Egg Harbor Township High School. In addition to school counseling, Mike serves as ACIT's head baseball coach, entering his 7th season in that role. Mike has always been involved in athletics to some capacity, playing four years of football while at Bucknell and as a multi-sport athlete at Egg Harbor Township High School. He currently resides in Linwood with his wife, Karina.  

ragoneVictoria Ragone, B.S., M.A., Counselor
(Grade 10 - 12 with Last Name Di - Le)
609-625-2249 x1223
Victoria Ragone is the 10th-12th grade counselor for students with last names Di-Le. Victoria has been with ACIT since 2011. She received her M.A in Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan University and a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University. Victoria is an active member of the Red Hawk community as she co-founded and co-produces the annual Mr. Red Hawk Competition. She also is the producer of the annual ACIT's Got Talent Show, is the co-adviser for the Ski Club and has participated in Poetry Slams, Dancing with the Staff and helped choreograph the Powder Puff halftime routine.

veneziaMarianne Venezia,  B.S., M.Ed. , Counselor
(Grade 10 - 12 with Last Name Li - Ri)
609-625-2249 x1221
Marianne Venezia is a school counselor for 10-12th graders with last names Li-Ri at ACIT. This is her second year with ACIT. With dedication, enthusiasm, and a kind smile, she helps students with academic, career, and personal/social needs. She received her M.A. in School Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan University in 2014 and her B.A. in Psychology from Stockton University in 2011. Previously, she worked at Egg Harbor Township High School's Teen Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She is a member of the Cape Atlantic School Counselor Association as well as the American School Counseling Association. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, driving her jeep, going to concerts, and relaxing at the beach.

exadaktilosJordan Exadaktilos, B.S., M.Ed. , Counselor
(Grade 10 - 12 with Last Name Ro - Z)
609-625-2249 x1220
Jordan Exadaktilos (née Previti) is the school counselor for students in grades 10-12 with the last names Ro-Z. She received her M.S.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, as well as her B.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University. Mrs. Exadaktilos has worked at ACIT in the position of School Counselor since 2008, and has enjoyed being a part of the tremendous growth of the school community. She is a proud member of the Cape Atlantic School Counseling Association (CASCA) and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Mrs. Exadaktilos enjoys working with upper class students as they make their post-secondary plans, and is continually looking to establish relationships with college admissions committees. At home, Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 year old son Nicholas-playing on the beach, reading, and cooking!

stainoDiana Staino, B.S., M.Ed., Counselor
(Grade 9)
609-625-2249 x5046
Diana Staino is the grade 9 counselor and has been with ACIT since 2013. She received her M.S.Ed. in School Counseling from Monmouth University, as well as her B.A. in Communication. Previously, she worked in public relations and journalism for Ocean Today Community Newspaper. Mrs. Staino loves being a part of the Red Hawk family, especially helping organize and plan the Homecoming Dance every fall. She is a member of the Cape Atlantic School Counselor Association and the American School Counselor Association. In 2017, Mrs. Staino was one of 35 counselors selected to attend The British Council's U.K. University Tour to learn about international post-secondary education options for American students. In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar, working on independent writing and editing projects, and traveling and collecting books with her husband.

 shawJeffrey Shaw, B.S., M.A., Counselor
609-625-2249 x6103
Rutgers Univ. BA Political Science/ Criminology '87
Rowan Univ. Masters in Student Personnel Services '05
Teacher for 14 years; Guidance Counselor for 13 years
Lives in Seaville, NJ
Wife: Michelle and 3 children

gagliardiRhianna Gagliardi
(School Crisis Counselor)
609-625-2249 x1224
Rhianna Gagliardi is the Student Assistance Coordinator/Crisis Counselor at ACIT. This is Ms. Gagliardi's first year at ACIT. She received her M.Ed in School Counseling from Wilmington University and a BA in Psychology from Rowan University. She has previously worked as a Mental Health Counselor and Prevention Specialist in at-risk schools in NJ, PA, and DE. Ms. Gagliardi is able to provide individual counseling, group counseling and classroom guidance lessons for students. Topics often covered include: anger management, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, sexuality, bullying, etc.

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