Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Mary Pepe


Contact information: 908-284-7542

Email Id: mpepe



Dear Desmares Families,

My name is Mary Pepe and if I haven't had the pleasure of working with your child(ren) I wanted to share a little about myself. I earned my BS in Sociology and Social Work from James Madison University and my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University.  I have served as the school counselor at FAD since 2011. In 2019, Viviana Moncada joined me and I am proud that FAD now has a counseling team!  This past year I was on maternity leave and I'm excited to return for the 2021-2022 school year.  

I am passionate about helping students communicate their emotions and use compassion and empathy to understand others. This year we will be introducing a new social emotional learning program that encompasses several skills affecting academic and life success.  I look forward to sharing more information and resources with you and your chlidren to help devleop their social emotional skills. 

I love spending time with my family; I live in Morris County with my husband, two children, and our dog Bruce. 

I am excited for the 2021-22 school year and seeing all our Dolphins again! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me any time, I am here to help!


Mary Pepe