Meet the Staff
Ms. Lisa Genovese
Counseling Department Liaison
Students with last names F-K
Bachelor of Arts, Marywood College, 1986
Masters in Education, Temple University, 1988
Ms. Genovese joined the Counseling department at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in 1990. She is a Sponsor for the Class of 2018. She is married, lives in Chester County and enjoys rubber stamping, baking and exercising.
Mr. Jeff Blizzard
Students with the last names A-E
Bachelor of Arts, Eastern College, 1993
Masters in Education, West Chester University, 1997
Mr. Blizzard joined the Colonial School District in 1997. He is the coach of the Bowling Team as well as the sponsor of the Ski Club. Jeff also coached the freshman softball team for several years. He enjoys the beach, motorcycling, team sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Ms. Peggy Wisniewski
Students with the last names L-Q (grades 9-12) and R (grades 9-10)
Bachelor of Arts, Susquehanna University, 1991
Masters in Counseling, Chestnut Hill College, 1997
Secondary Counseling, Villanova University, 2005
Ms. Wisniewski joined the Counseling Department in 2005. Previously, she worked at The Shipley School where she taught health and coached cross country, golf and softball.
Mr. M.J. Grourke
Students with the last names R (grades 11-12) and S-Z (grades 9-12)
B.S./B.A., Bucknell University, 1991
M.Ed., Temple University, 1993
Mr. Grourke has been with PW since 1993. He served as an assistant football coach for many years and had a brief stint as an assistant baseball coach. He is currently the 9th grade Athletic Director and sponsors the PWHS Fly Fishing Club. Mr. Grourke enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys in their Upper Bucks County home. His hobbies include fly fishing, coaching youth sports and spending time in the great outdoors.
Mrs. Pat Tamborello
Mrs. Tamborello came to Plymouth Whitemarsh in 1991 from Neumann College where she was the Director of Admission. She is active in professional organizations in order to enhance her knowledge in the ever changing world of college admission. Among the leadership positions that she has held as a member of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling include, President, Treasurer, Delegate and Admission Admissions Practices Committee member. For National Association for College Admission Counseling she has been a member of the Professional Development Committee and a Co-director of a professional workshop. For The College Board, she is a member of the Middle States Regional Council Meeting Planning Committee and as a member of the High School Advisory Group.
Ms. Bridget Budwell
Counseling Support Staff (grades 9-10)
Mrs. Budwell is the secretary in the Counseling Center. Please contact Mrs. Budwell if you have any questions about 9th and 10th grade students. She also handles all transcript requests for Plymouth Whitemarsh alumni. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mrs. Budwell currently resides with her husband and three children in Plymouth Meeting.
Mrs. Vicki Marino
Counseling Support Staff (grades 11-12/college counseling)
Mrs. Marino is the secretary in the College Counseling office. Please contact Mrs. Marino if you have any questions about 11th and 12th grade students. She enjoys being with family and friends, sewing, watercolor painting, cooking and antiquing.
Mrs. Kim Gawthrop
B.S., Penn State University, 2001
Masters in Counseling & Educational Psychology, West Chester University, 2003
Ms. Gawthrop joined PW in 2005 as a community counselor working with The Lincoln Center. She completed her secondary school counseling certification in Spring 2011.
Ms. Yakeita Sawyer
Bachelors of Arts, Cheyney University, 2000
Masters in Education, Cheyney University, 2003
Secondary School Guidance and Counseling Certification, Rosemont College, 2007
Jeff Blizzard , ext. 1922
Counselor, last names A-E
Lisa Genovese, ext. 1923
Counselor, last names F-K
Peggy Wisniewski, ext. 1924
Counselor, last names L-Q (grades 9-12), R (grades 9-10)
M.J. Grourke, ext. 1925
Counselor, last names R (grades 11-12), S-Z (grades 9-12)
Pat Tamborello, ext. 1920
Bridget Budwell, ext. 1926
Counseling Support Staff
Vicki Marino, ext. 1921
Counseling Support Staff/College Counseling