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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Meet the Staff

Mr. BlizzardMr. Jeff Blizzard

Students with the last names A-C

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. GenoveseMs. Lisa Genovese

Counseling Department Liaison
Students with last names D-He

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. Christopher Jackson

Students with the last names Hi-Mc 

Bachelor of Arts, Millersville University, 2012
Masters of Arts in School Counseling, Eastern University, 2015

Prior to joining the Counseling Department in 2023, Mr. Jackson was a middle school counselor at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East and a 2008 graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. He enjoys collecting sports cards, playing basketball, and spending time with his daughter. 

Ms. Benn

Mrs. Peggy Benn

Students with the last names Me-R 

Bachelor of Arts, Susquehanna University, 1991
Masters in Counseling, Chestnut Hill College, 1997
Secondary Counseling, Villanova University, 2005

Mrs. Benn 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. Grourke

Mr. M.J. Grourke

Students with the last names S-Z 

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. Lynch

Mrs. Beth Lynch

College Counselor

B.A. Roanoke College
M.Ed. Kutztown University
M.S. Ed. Neumann University

Mrs. Lynch joined the Plymouth Whitemarsh staff in time for the 2018-19 school year. She had seven years of counseling experience in the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Council Rock School Districts. Mrs. Lynch also has experience as an English teacher and field hockey and lacrosse coach.


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. Kara Marsico

Counseling Support Staff (grades 11-12/college counseling)

Mrs. Marsico is the secretary in the College Counseling office. Please contact Mrs. Marsico if you have any questions about 11th and 12th grade students. 

Contact PWHS Counseling

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Main Number: 610-825-1500

Jeff Blizzard, ext. 1922
Counselor, last names A-C
Lisa Genovese, ext. 1923
Counselor, last names D-He
Counseling Department Liaison
Christopher Jackson, ext. 1935
Counselor, last names Hi-Mc
Click here to email Mr. Jackson.
Peggy Benn, ext. 1924
Counselor, last names Me-R
M.J. Grourke, ext. 1925
Counselor, last names S-Z 
Beth Lynch, ext. 1920
College Counselor
Click here to email Mrs. Lynch.
Bridget Budwell, ext. 1926
Counseling Support Staff
Click here to email Mrs. Budwell.
Kara Marsico, ext. 1921
Counseling Support Staff/College Counseling
Click here to email Mrs. Marino.
Tracy Borkowski, ext. 1938
Community Counselor
Yakeita Sawyer, ext. 1928
Community Counselor