Phone: 973-835-7100 ext. 1549


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. School Counseling Seton Hall University

Mrs. TinaMarie Shea

Lakeside Middle School

2023-2024 School Year

Dear Lakeside Parents and Students,

Welcome to another exciting school year at Lakeside! I am excited to reconnect with our 7th and 8th graders and meet the incoming 6th grade class!

My name is TinaMarie Shea and I am the School Counselor for students with last names A-K. In addition, I am the building's Anti-Bullying Specialist and oversee all H.I.B investigations. It's my goal to make each student at Lakeside feel comfortable and safe at school. I strive to create a warm and inviting environment where students can speak to me about any academic, social/emotional, peer, or career concern. This is my fifth year at Lakeside and I am proud to be a Cardinal!

I am in constant communication with your children's teachers and work diligently, alongside my fellow Lakeside educators, to ensure they are provided the tools they need to be successful and healthy students. It's important to keep communication open between students, staff, parents, and the community. Together, we can make your child's middle school experience a positive one!

This year, Ms. Carella and I will be teaching a Character Education and SEL class, which your child will receive every three weeks. Our focus will be on strengthening executive functioning skills in 6th grade, working on conflict resolution and digital citizenship in 7th, and helping our 8th graders ponder and explore their post-graduate career aspirations.

We will be creating Guidance Google Classrooms by grade level and will communicate important character lessons, mental health tips, and provide check-in forms in these locations. 

Further, our Guidance team works closely with administration throughout the year to help schedule and implement relevant assemblies, especially during the Week of Respect, School Violence Awareness Week, and Red Ribbon Week.

I look forward to getting to know each and every one of your children throughout their time at Lakeside. Please feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns about your child(ren). 


Mrs. TinaMarie Shea