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     Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  

    Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers,

    you can not be successful or happy.

    ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~


    Welcome to Mrs. Azzara's Website!         


    As a school counselor at Black River Middle School, I assist students through their exciting, yet challenging middle school years.  I work to create a warm and positive environment for the students where self-confidence, independence, and a sense of community are fostered.  Whether students are meeting academic, social, and/or emotional challenges, I am here as a resource and a guide for students. 



    What are some of the guidance services offered to the students?


    Individual counseling - Meeting individually with the students in a non-threatening, warm, and supportive manner.


    Group counseling -  New Student Groups, Friendship Groups, Organizational/ Study Skills Group, Changing Families (separation, divorce, etc.) Group. 


    Friendship Groups / Lunch Bunches - Bringing students together for fun conversation and games. 


    Conflict resolution - Bringing students together to resolve conflicts and challenges in relationships to foster stronger connection, positive communication and to focus on solutions.  


    I am also involved in coordinating many other school-wide activities - such as the Middle School 504 Coordinator, Member of the Intervention & Referal Services (I&RS) team, Week of Respect, Red Ribbon Week, Career Day, Middle & High School Transition, National Honor Society, NJSLA State Testing, the Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner Dance,  Peer to Peer Tutoring, and the Peer Leadership Program. 


    Black River Middle School is an amazing place to be.  I am so happy to have the opportunity to work with your children!


    Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.   I can be reached at 908-879-6363  ext. 6315. 


    Thank you.  


    Have a great day!