John Rickert, Principal
1626 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna NY 12309
Phone: (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21701  Fax: (518) 382-2539

Meet the counseling center staff

High school can be a challenging place. Each student at Niskayuna High School is assigned a counselor to help navigate the difficulties and pave the way to graduation. Counseling assignments are based on grade and last name. Students can find their counselor and contact information below.

Want to know more about the NHS counselors? Read more here or simply click on your counselor's picture.

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Karl Swisher

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Tim Albanese

Class of 2018: A – C, Han - Hon
Class of 2019: A – Ch, Hal - Har
Class of 2020: A – Con
Class of 2021: A - Da

Class of 2018: D - Hal
Class of 2019: Co – Hak
Class of 2020: Coo – Ha
Class of 2021: De – Ho

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Nancy Bushee

High School Assistance Team 9
High School Assistance Team 10
Individualized Success Program
Ms. Best’s Students
Ms. Callahan’s Students


Mimi Hajjar

Class of 2018: K – Nem
Class of 2019: Hi – Mo
Class of 2020: He – Mer
Class of 2021: Hu - Mo

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Anne-Marie Hughes

Class of 2018: Hoo – J, Ner – Sa
Class of 2019: Has – He, Mu – Se
Class of 2020: Mes – Ri
Class of 2021: Mu - Sc


Leah Wertz

Class of 2018: Sc – Z
Class of 2019: Sh – Z
Class of 2020: Ro – Z
Class of 2021: Se - Z
Skills Classes

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Allison Nunez 

School Social Worker

Renae Semione


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Michele Harland

Clerical Assistant

Vince Bianchi

Student Activities Coordinator