Dear Students and Families,

I would like to welcome you back to the new school year and review my role at Southern Westchester BOCES - Center for Career Services (CCS). I am the full-time Transition Specialist at CCS. I have a Master's in Education in School Counseling. I have over 25 years of experience in non-for profit, local and state agencies counseling student's and their families on vocational and educational services as they transition throughout a student's school career, and into adulthood.

As the Transition Specialist, I help bridge the gap between school staff, families, and community service providers. Community agencies include Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and the Office of Mental Health (OMH), as well as other entities. These service providers can assist students as they begin their journey into the adult world. In preparation for life after school, the Transition Specialist can assist in navigating the transition planning process by offering workshops to empower families and provide career exploration activities for students during their school day, such as career assessments, career exploration activities and related counseling services.

I am available for students and families. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment you can reach me at my office at 914-761-3400 ext. 2322 or email me at ghealy@swboces.org