- BA Iona College (2015)
- MS Mercy College (2018)
Sarah Como is a proud graduate of Preston High School. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iona College and a Master's degree in School Counseling from Mercy College. While pursuing her master's, Sarah interned with the Guidance department at Preston, which eventually led to a full-time position.
During her time at Preston, Sarah has worked as the Student Services Coordinator and is one of the Senior Counselors. Her most current role is as the Sophomore Counselor.
- BS Dominican College (2013)
- MS College of New Rochelle (2016)
Dominique Labate is a proud Preston Alumna who earned a Bachelors of Social Work from Dominican College. Upon graduating, she went on to pursue a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle. During her studies at CNR, Dominique completed an internship here at Preston which eventually turned into a full-time position.
Currently, Dominique is the Freshman Year Counselor and one of the Senior Counselors. In the past, she worked as the Student Service Coordinator and maintained other responsibilities.
She is a firm believer in trying your best, and hopes everyone enjoys a productive and successful school year.
- BS Alfred University (2019)
- MS Alfred University (2021)
Shannon Ortega is a proud Bronx Native who earned a Bachelors of Clinical and Childhood Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Alfred University as an HEOP student (Higher Education Opportunity Program). She is an active member of the Counseling Honors Society CHI SIGMA IOTA and Women's Leadership Academy at Alfred University. During her studies at Alfred University Shannon completed her internships at University Prep Charter High School, Hornell High School, Middle School and Intermediate School.
Currently, Shannon is one of the Senior Counselors and the Student Service Coordinator who joins forces with our Special Education Teacher Support Service Coordinator to provide support services for students.
She is a firm believer in creating a nurturing learning environment where all students feel safe, seen, loved and respected and valued regardless of experiences they've had.
- BA Plymouth State University (2002)
- MS College of New Rochelle (2006)
Lynsey Tortorella earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health from Plymouth State University and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle. While working on her Masters, Lynsey interned at Preston and was offered a full-time position upon graduating. She has played a major role in student success at Preston since 2006.
As a member of Preston’s staff, Lynsey has worked with each grade level helping students balance academics and other challenges. In 2011, Lynsey accepted the position of Director of Counseling, where she took on the responsibility of working with and overseeing the entire department and student body.
While working at Preston, Lynsey has had the privilege of witnessing immense growth within our students over the years and appreciates having the opportunity to work with so many wonderful students. She looks forward to another successful year and is eager to work with all of our students.