Mr. Terence J. Houlihan, MS Ed, CRS '88
BA, Manhattan College
MS Ed, City University of New York (Lehman)
Iona Prep Class of 1988
At Iona Prep since 1997
Mr. Houlihan's career in secondary education began as a classroom teacher in NYC high schools in 1995. He initially entered the Iona Prep community as a member of the teaching faculty in 1997.
He earned his undergraduate degree in both philosophy and religious studies from Manhattan College and was awarded academic excellence medals in both, along with being inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Theology students.
Mr. Houlihan joined the school counseling department after spending 11 years in the classroom. During that time, he served as the Department Chair of Religious Studies for 5 years and was also an adjunct at Westchester Community College.
Mr. Houlihan earned his Master's degree in school counseling from the City University of New York (Lehman) and is a permanently certified school counselor in the State of New York. He is also the Director of the Peer Ministry Program.
Since 2008, Mr. Houlihan has appeared in training videos for school Counselors, presented at conferences on adolescent development, offered workshops to educators, across the globe, on classroom management, learning theories, brain-based instruction, and learning disabilities. He speaks to parent groups throughout the United States and other countries about the challenges of raising a teenager in contemporary society.
Mr. Houlihan has written textbook chapters, articles and blogposts for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, The Westchester Business Journal, The National Association for School Superintendents, the American School Counselor Association and Today's Catholic Teacher. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the graduate school of education at the City University of New York (Lehman).