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                       Bolger Middle School Counselors

     We pride ourselves on providing support for all students. Our goal is to address not only our students' educational needs, but their social and emotional needs, as well. By working collaboratively with our young Titans, their teachers, and their parents, we believe that our students are positively supported during their time in middle school, and well prepared for their journey into high school.
     
                            ~about the counselors~
     
    Mrs. Kohler
    Mrs Kohler and family
    Mrs. Kohler graduated from Rutgers University (Douglass College) in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Italian.  In 2001, she graduated from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University with a Masters Degree in Education.  She taught Italian for 14 years (levels 1-5!) in Rhode Island and New Jersey, grades 6-12.  Most recently, she obtained a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.  She is very excited to be a Keansburg Titan and looks forward to working with her students and their families.  She lives in Monmouth County with her husband and 3 children (ages 12, 10, and 7).  
    Mr. Emken
    Mr. Emken and family
    Mr. Emken is a life-long Monmouth county resident and native to Keansburg growing up on Walters Street and attending both Francis Place and then St. Ann’s school until he was 10 years old. He move to Ocean Township after 4th grade he graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1990. He furthered his education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelors Degree in Communications in 1996. After years of working in NYC as an international sales manager he decided to follow his dream to become a school counselor. Upon completion of his Masters Degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey he has returned to Keansburg and picked up where he left off at Joseph R. Bolger Middle School. Mr. E is a family man, who still enjoys playing sports (golf, basketball, baseball), spending time with friends and family, especially his wife, Tracy and his 2 children, daughter Ryan (15) who is a sophomore in high school and son Tyler (13) who is in 8th grade. He truly enjoys connecting with his students, by making them smile and helping them achieve their academic and personal goals. He loves being a TITAN and Believes in the ‘Burg…