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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. 


    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 U Matter Movement, 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, NJASK/PARCC 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!