My name is Justin Carloni and I am the Director of Counseling and Student Services at PMHS. I've been at Prospect Mountain High School for 11 years and prior to working at PMHS, I worked as a school to work counselor in a grant funded position at an alternative school. I received my Master's degree in Education Counseling at University of New Hampshire. I am the proud father of two children currently in middle and elementary school. My two favorite passions outside of my family are surfing and writing/performing original music.
This is my 5th year at Prospect Mountain High School. Having taken advantage of all the college credit bearing opportunities I could in high school, I got a BS in Psychology in 2 years at Worcester State University. I received a Masters in Clinical Psych. from the University of Hartford and worked as a clinician for much of my career. I've worked in public schools and adolescent inpatient, outpatient and residential settings, doing clinical supervision and individual, group and family therapy. I taught a course in Psychotherapy and Counseling to advanced high school students at MIT. I was certified as a guidance counselor in 2010 and currently hold certifications in School Psych. and Guidance Counseling. I'm married and have 2 sons, one an Army dentist doing an oral surgery residency at Fort Bragg, the other a PhD candidate in Psychology at URI. I love to run and to read, and to walk into this building every day.
This is my ninth year working as a school counselor. I started my career at my alma mater, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH. After six years with the Saints, I moved on to Prospect Mountain High School. I am currently in my third year at PMHS and have enjoyed both getting to know the students and staff. After earning my Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University in upstate NY, where I swam competitively all four years, I worked as a Home Visitor and Family Advocate for Strafford County Head Start. Shortly after, I began my graduate coursework in counseling. In 2008 I graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from The University of NH. In addition to being a school counselor, I coached swimming for Seacoast Swimming Association in Dover, NH for eleven years. When I’m not at school or in the pool, I enjoy spending time with my family. Swimming, skiing/snowboarding and playing disc golf are all activities we enjoy doing together. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and baking cupcakes!
This is my fifth year as School Social Worker/Prevention Coordinator at Prospect Mountain High School. Before joining the Counseling Department at PMHS I was a Community Mental Health Clinician for several years and worked as a School-Based Counselor for a few of those years. I earned my Master of Social Work Degree at University of New Hampshire. I have several roles at Prospect Mountain some of which include providing Counseling Support, teaching Life Skills, Housing Instability Liaison, coordinating Prevention Activities such as Red Ribbon Week; CONNECT Suicide Awareness and Prevention; Safety Belt Challenge, and Humans Helping Humans advisor. As a Mom to three busy and energetic girls, I spend my family time playing games, doing crafts, reading many many books and trying not to sweat the small stuff.
I’ve been the Administrative Assistant to the Counseling & Services department since May of 2012. I’m also the coordinator for student community services projects. Prior to joining the Prospect Mountain team, I spent over 30 years working in the corporate world. My husband and I moved to Alton in 2006 from southern New Hampshire looking for a smaller town with more of a community feel. We’ve found that in Alton. In addition to Prospect Mountain, I enjoy spending time with my five children, six granddaughters and working at my home based embroidery business.
Being the child of a Naval Officer, I moved every 3 to 4 years of my young life, living on both the east and west coasts as well as in Uruguay, South America eventually making my way to San Diego, CA in my teens. I graduated high school in San Diego, then attended Patricia Stevens Career College in San Diego with a certification in Merchandising and Business.
I fell in love with New Hampshire on a trip to visit my parents and ended up moving once again at the age of 20. I started working for the Alton School District in the 94-95 school when Alton Central School was still a K-12 school, transferring to PMHS when it opened its doors in September of 2004. All but one year I have worked in the Counselling Office as the school Registrar taking care of student data, scheduling, report cards, etc. I raised 3 awesome children and am now the proud grandmother to a beautiful little granddaughter.