School Counseling

Our School Counselors are dedicated to meeting the social/emotional, academic, and career needs of students in fifth and sixth grades. The School Counseling Department provides a confidential atmosphere for students, parents, and teachers and subscribes to a developmental counseling model that is proactive and preventative. Through individual counseling, group counseling, conflict resolution, and classroom guidance, counselors work to help all children meet with success in both the academic arena and in their personal lives.

Dr. Ellen Whalen
5th Grade School Counselor
908-231-1905 x516
ewhalen@brrsd.k12.nj.us

Mrs. Amie Thomas
6th Grade School Counselor
908-231-1905 x507
athomas@brrsd.k12.nj.us

Nancy Rudy
Counseling Office Secretary
908-231-1905 x506
nrudy@brrsd.k12.nj.us

April McGrath
Student Assistant Counselor
908-231-1905 x525
amcgrath@brrsd.k12.nj.us

Contact a School Counselor

Students can obtain the assistance of a counselor in several ways. A student can…

  • fill out a “Request to See the Counselor” form located in the School Counseling Office.
  • ask a teacher for permission to see the counselor.
  • ask a parent/guardian to make initial contact with the counselor.

Parents can call or email the counselor with any questions or concerns.