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Guidance Staff

Mr. Jason Bartholomew
High School Guidance Counselor
Email: jbarthol@ccsd.cc
Phone: 570- 784-2850 ext. 4000

 Mr. Bartholomew graduated from Wilkes University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He then received his Master's Degree in Psychology from Marywood University in 2005 followed by earning an Educational Specialist - Secondary Guidance Counselor Certification in 2010. Jason has taught General Psychology, Life Span Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, and Child Development at Wilkes University, Luzerne County Community College, and is currently a faculty member in the school of graduate studies at Bloomsburg University.


Mrs. Alycia Fairchild
High School Guidance Counselor
Email: afairchi@ccsd.cc
Phone:570-784-2850 ext. 3123

Mrs. Fairchild graduated with a dual bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Anthropology from Bloomsburg University. She then received her Masters in Elementary and Secondary school counseling from Bloomsburg University. Alycia was the secondary school counselor at Millville for 6 years. 
 


Mr. James Murtin
Student Assistance Program Coordinator
Email: jmurtin@ccsd.cc
Phone:570-784-2850 ext. 3122

Mr. Murtin graduated with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Affairs from the University of Scranton.  He went on to a 27 year career in the Pennsylvania State Police, achieving the rank of Captain while also attending and graduating from the FBI National Academy prior to retiring in 2010. He then served as Director of Security at the PPL Susquehanna Nuclear Plant in Berwick until 2012.  "Coach Murt" joined the Central Columbia staff first as the Central girls assistant basketball coach in 2009 and has been the girls head basketball coach since 2012.


Mrs. Karen Temple 
Guidance Secretary
Email: ktemple@ccsd.cc  Phone: 570-784-2850 ext. 3120

Mrs. Temple received a bachelor's degree in Textile Chemistry from what is now Philadelphia University. After working in the textile industry in the areas of Research and Development and  Quality Control, and raising her children she became a substitute teacher under the Guest Teacher program with the CSIU, and also subbed for staff in CCSD.  In 2006, Mrs. Temple was hired as a ParaProfessional in Middle School Life Skills, then as Guidance Secretary in June of 2013.