Counseling Department

Welcome to the Bronxville Middle School Counseling Department

Mr. Jim Agnello
914-395-0500, Ext: 2236

Jim Agnello has been working at the Bronxville School since 1998, where he spent 18 years as a high school counselor and three years as a middle school counselor. He is a proponent of the family/school partnership approach to counseling. At Bronxville, Agnello coaches the varsity cross-country team in the fall, the track and field team in the spring and the varsity ski team in the winter. He has also traveled to Tanzania and Nicaragua with his students for community service trips. Agnello is a member of the Bronxville District Safety Committee, the Bronxville Staff Development Governing Board, and president of the Bronxville Teachers’ Association. He has served for more than 10 years on the State University of New York’s systemwide enrollment management board, six years in the Bridges to Community board and seven years as the president of the Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children/Mainsprings board. He performs pro bono college counseling benefiting Yonkers Partners in Education. He enjoys running, reading, current events and community service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and programming from Iona College, and a master’s and professional degrees in school counseling from the City University of New York.

Ms. Lisa DeSanto
914-395-0500, Ext: 3801

Lisa DeSanto has been a school counselor at Bronxville since 2000, working with students in sixth through eighth grade. Before Bronxville, she worked in the New York City public schools for 10 years, primarily with special education students. Since her arrival in Bronxville, she has been an integral part of the middle school community. DeSanto supervises lunch in the cafeteria, which allows her to observe the social dynamics of the middle school students. Most recently, she led the After 9thHomework Club, establishing an informal mentoring program by recruiting high school students to assist middle school students with their homework. In addition, she functions as a sixth grade adviser, supporting students transitioning to middle school and guiding them throughout their middle school experience. DeSanto holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Keene State College and a master’s degree in school counseling from Queens College. She also holds certifications in positive psychology, children’s yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction.