• Welcome to BHMS Counseling!
    Office Hours: 7:45am-3:45pm, School Counselors' Hours: 7:40am-3:05pm
    Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5020, Fax: 856-881-5414

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    School CounselorsASCA NJSCA
    Our school counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the middle school counselor. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct counseling services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual planning or counseling, group counseling sessions, referral to resources.
     
    Department Vision/Mission
    The District School Counseling Department is Building Better People by helping all students achieve school success and plan for their future.
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    All About Our Staff! 

    School Counselor Assignments 
    Students are organized alphabetically by their last names, partnered with a dedicated school counselor for all three years of middle school. We are unable to accommodate counselor change requests from students or parents, ensuring consistent support. Refer to the current listing and reach out to your counselor anytime for assistance.    

Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5020

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Stephanie Jones, Counseling Secretary

Ms. Jones has been actively involved in our school system as a parent with each of her four children for many years. She is proud to have three Washington Township High School graduates and a son still attending school in the district. Ms. Jones graduated from Widener University and began her career within the district as a Secretary for the Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center Child Study Team, Washington Township High School Counseling Department, and is currently an Administrative Assistant at the Bukner Hill Middle School. Ms. Jones enjoys spending time with her children and family, baking and anything that lets her be creative!

Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5026

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Secondary Education/French - University of Delaware MEd, School Counseling - Wilmington University Certifications: French Teacher, School Counselor Activities: Section 504 School Coordinator, No Place for Hate Lead

Ms. Jenny Kerfoot, School Counselor

Ms. Kerfoot has worked in the Washington Township School District since 2006. She graduated from Audubon High School and also currently lives in Audubon with her husband, 3-year-old daughter and dog, Luna. 

She is the varsity coach for the Washington Township High School Cheerleading Team. Ms. Kerfoot has a School Counseling Degree from Wilmington University. She has enjoyed working with the students of Township in her various roles as a French teacher in the district and is very excited about helping the 8th grade students. In her spare time, Ms. Kerfoot enjoys traveling, reading, the beach, walking her dog, and spending time with friends and family.

Grades 6, 7, & 8 = P-Z

Appointments: Email

 

Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5021

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MA, School Counseling - Rowan University EdD, Education - Widener University Certifications: Elementary Education, Secondary Social Studies, School Counselor, Principal Activities: Crisis Response School Lead, Section 504 School Coordinator

Dr. Madeline Morros, School Counselor

Dr. Madeline Morros has lived and worked in Washington Township for over 20 years. Dr. Morros earned her Doctorate in Education at Widener University. Dr. Morros holds certificates in elementary education, secondary social studies, counseling, and administration. Dr. Morros feels privileged to work with the children and families of Washington Township at the middle school level. Dr. Morros enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and playing tennis.

Grades 6, 7, & 8 = A-F

Appointments: Email

Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5023

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Psychology - Monmouth University MEd, School Counseling - Wilmington University Certification: School Counselor Activities: Section 504 School Coordinator

Mrs. Jaclyn Vernon, School Counselor

Mrs. Vernon received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Monmouth University. She continued her education at Wilmington University and earned a Master of Education in School Counseling in 2015. Before she joined the counseling team at Bunker Hill, she worked as a middle school counselor at Chestnut Ridge and an elementary school counselor in Paulsboro. Mrs. Vernon enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves relaxing at the beach!

Grades 6, 7, & 8 = G-O

Appointments: Email

Phone: 856-881-7007 Ext. 5022

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Psychology - Rowan University MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Liberty University Licensure: LAC

Ms. Julia Owens, Transitional Coach

Mrs. Julia Owens holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rowan University and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Associate Counselor with specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other evidence-based treatment modalities. She has extensive experience working with youth across various settings, including Foster care/Adoption Services, Psychiatric Community Residentials, Intensive In-Community services, and traditional Outpatient services. Julia is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling support.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Julia enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, reading, and having coffee with friends.

TRANSITIONAL COACH INFORMATION: Program Registration Form
In response to the critical shortage of student support services across the nation's schools, where the average counselor-to-student ratio is 1-to-408, our program introduces a novel approach to address the unmet behavioral health needs of students. At a time when nearly 40% of students are battling untreated behavioral health disorders—a situation that significantly affects attendance, instructional time, disciplinary issues, and overall school climate—we offer hope.

Our program uniquely positions Transitional Coaches in schools to bridge the gap in student support services. These professionals, with their background in counseling, social work, and related fields, are dedicated to nurturing the potential within each child, assisting them to navigate challenges such as academic underachievement, bullying, negative peer influences, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and more.

Working in close collaboration with the school counselors, school leadership team, and staff, Transitional Coaches focus on the holistic development of students. They implement an evidence-based curriculum aimed at fostering respect for authority, goal-setting, assertive communication, substance-use prevention, cultural respect, self-value, and coping mechanisms for personal issues, trauma, and anxiety, among other topics.

Our service is uniquely designed to ensure accessibility and inclusivity, provided at no cost to students, families, or schools, and without affecting any family’s insurance premiums or plans. By aligning with the school's and district's overarching missions and goals, our program not only supports the individual student but also enhances the overall school climate, ensuring a nurturing environment for all students to thrive.