Guidance Counseling

Our Mission

The Guidance Department’s counselors work together for the good of each and every student at Archbishop McCarthy High School. The counselors work to meet the needs of each student and advocate the growth and development of all students in the following manner:

  • Spiritually
  • Academically
  • Vocationally
  • Socially
  • Personally

Second to None in High School/College Prep.

Our Counselors:

Pilar Blanco

  • Director of Guidance
  • Sophomore Counselor
  • College Scholarships
  • Summer Enrichment College Programs
  • Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Financial Aid Night
  • McKay Programs
  • 954.434.8820 ext 222

Laura Brancheau

  • Director of College Counseling
  • College Fair Coordinator
  • College Tour Coordinator
  • Silver Knights Coordinator
  • Parent-to-Parent Coordinator
  • 954.434.8820 ext 230

Adriana Murgueytio

  • Senior Counselor
  • Awards Convocation
  • Future Nurses of America
  • HOBY Clew/HOBY/ Youth Leadership Broward/Youth Leadership Summit
  • Students in Transition-Transfer Students
  • SITE Coordinator
  • 954.434.8820 ext 226

Dr. Carmen Ugalde

  • Junior Counselor
  • SSD Coordinator
  • In-House Test Prep Program Coordinator
  • Excelsior Scholars Program Coordinator
  • High Risk Coordinator
  • Club 2000 Coordinator
  • 954.434.8820 ext. 253

Terri Tribble

  • Freshman Counselor
  • Career Zones Coordinator
  • AP- Test Coordinator
  • ACT Test Coordinator
  • ASPIRE Test Coordinator
  • PSAT Test Coordinator
  • HSPT Test Coordinator
  • NCAA Coordinator-Athletics
  • 954.434.8820 ext 228

Judy Williams

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Naviance Site Administrator
  • Bright Futures Specialist
  • College and Counseling Assistant
  • Data Processor (school statistics, scholarships/summer programs)
  • 954.434.8820 ext 234

Tere Perullas

Guidance Services:

  • ACADEMIC COUNSELING ~ Student Curriculum Advisement, Schedule Advisement, Tutoring Referrals, Student/Parent/Teacher Staffings, Integrated SAT Prep Programs, Student Grade Report Monitoring, Individual and Large/Small group meeting.
  • COLLEGE COUNSELING ~ College Fair, College Tours, College Rep Visits, College Financial Presentation, Summer Enrichment Presentations, Naviance
  • CAREER COUNSELING ~ Career Inventory, Career Day, Career Research, Resume Preparation, Career Resource Materials
  • PERSONAL COUNSELING AND SUPPORT ~ Crisis Intervention, Peer Relationships, Social Skills, Personal Conflicts, Family Referrals and Follow ups, Community Resource Information
  • PARENT/TEACHER SERVICES ~ Staffings with Teachers/Parents, Parent to Parent Program, Junior Parent College Planning Night, Senior Parent College Night, Sophomore Parent College Night, Freshman Guidance Night
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

Office Hours:

The Counseling Office is located on campus in the Administration Building. The Counseling Office is open from 7:30am until 4:00 p.m. Please check with your counselor for specific hours.


Counselors are available to meet with students throughout the school day. Students should use the sign up sheets at the reception desk to request a meeting with his or her counselor. In addition, individual appointments are set up by the counselors to meet with every student at least once every semester. Counselors are also available to meet with parents when a need arises. Parents are asked to contact their child’s counselor in advance and schedule an appointment.

Contacting Us:

All department staff can be reached by e-mail or by calling 954-434-8820 (ext 227). The Counseling Office receives a large volume of calls and e-mails daily, therefore, please allow up to 24 hours for a response to your message. When contacting your counselor, please indicate the student’s name and grade either on your phone message or in the subject line when sending e-mail.