New Jersey School Counselor of the Year

Brian D'Ottavio Selected as NJSCA 2018 School Counselor of the Year

Brian is a Buena Regional High School graduate, who went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He continued his education at West Chester (Masters of Education in School Counseling) and St. John's University (Masters of Arts in Asian Studies). Before starting his counseling career at Delsea, Brian taught English as a Second Language in Taipei Taiwan and worked for a luxury tour company in New York and Pennsylvania with a focus on Asian/African/Middle Eastern travel. Brian has visited over 25 countries and can speak Mandarin and Spanish. 

Since coming to Delsea, Brian has worked two years at the middle school and four at the high school. He is currently in his third year as the sole counselor for the entire senior class. "I really enjoy the college and career transition aspect of my job," he said. "Helping students get through one of the most stressful and important times in their young lives is very rewarding." 

Mr. D'Ottavio has been -- and is currently -- involved in many school activities and clubs. He is the co-adviser of the Class of 2018, the co-adviser of the Gay-Straight Alliance, and the counselor for Delsea's Alternative School program. In the past he has been the program coordinator for the middle school SHAPE program, a middle school Student Council Adviser, and the director of the middle school's "Wall of Character" initiative that highlights students who make positive choices.

Angela Cleveland