Michele Iannello Named Program Coordinator for School Counseling, Replaces Judy Nedell

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced on Monday that Michele Iannello has been named program coordinator for school counseling, effective September 6.

Iannello replaces Judy Nedell, who recently retired after 22 years of loyal service to Greenwich Schools.

Michele Iannello

Ms. Iannello will be responsible for ensuring Greenwich Public Schools students enrolled in grades 6-12 receive the appropriate school counseling services, including developmental program, career counseling, personal counseling, academic counseling, and post-high school planning. In addition, she will serve as the District’s Section 504 coordinator.

Iannello will report directly to Chief Officer of Special Education and Student Supports Stacey Heiligenthaler.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Iannello join GPS as our coordinator of school counseling,” Dr. Heiligenthaler said in a release. “She brings with her vast experience in providing counseling services to students as well as supporting school counselors and parents in student academic achievement and success for all students.”

Ms. Iannello has been a school counselor for the past 28 years, most recently at Portland (CT) High School since 2004, where she provided extensive academic and college advisement to students and families. Additionally, she provided special education leadership for teachers and staff as an administrator for 504 meetings and was the administrative representative in Planning and Placement Teams meetings.

Iannello began her career as a school counselor in 1994 with Brasher Falls (NY) Central School District and then Jamesville-DeWitt (NY) High School. 

“I am incredibly excited to join Greenwich Public Schools,” Iannello said. “School counseling has been my passion for nearly 30 years, and I am eager to help lead such a dynamic and dedicated group of counselors. I look forward to working with such a fantastic group of educators and being a part of Greenwich’s incredible community.”

Iannello holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University at Albany and master’s in Education from the College of Saint Rose. She has Intermediate Administration and Supervision certification (092) from Sacred Heart University.