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Mr. Pierre LaRocco

Widener Memorial School

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I was born and raised in the Olney section of Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School, where I was a member of the soccer team and the track and field team. I went on to graduate from DeSales University with a Bachelors of Science from the Business Department; where I was a member of the track and field team, and the President of the Sports Management Society.

I went on to accept a position as graduate assistant track coach at Widener University. While at Widener University, I received my Master's of Education in Counselor Education. After the completion of my Master's Degree, I worked at CORA Services as a Family Preservation Coordinator at one of their Beacon Center sites.

My first assignment with the Philadelphia School District was counselor at South Philadelphia High School. as a counselor at South Philadelphia High School. During my time at South Philadelphia High School, I was instrumental in dealing with the crisis the school experienced on December 3, 2009. I took charge of creating and implementing a diversity curriculum that started the healing and understanding processes between both groups. I then continued to create and implement ideas and strategies to turn around the culture of the school. I helped to design a new Student Assistant Program tracking system, to better identify the interventions being used, and help the school move towards their Community School Model. I co-authored the K-12 School Counseling Plan for the School District of Philadelphia.

I am currently assigned to Widener Memorial School where I counsel the areas students with most complex medical and fragility needs.

I served on the Human Relation Commission in Lansdowne, PA

I am a member of the Knights of Columbus, as well as an active member of St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Drexel Hill, where I coached CYO soccer.

I live in Lansdowne, PA with my wife, Heather, and our sons, Joseph & Nicholas.