Counseling Services

Five counselors stand in the high school hallway

The Bound Brook School District has taken a proactive approach to prioritize the well-being of all students and staff.

The Guidance Department at the Bound Brook School District is the focal point of the school community, serving students, parents, teachers and administration. Students may access services in the guidance office by making appointments with the counselors assigned to them. Counselors are available to assist and advise students about personal problems, academic problems, career choices, course selections, college choices and scholarship applications. The guidance department also assists in student orientation information services and standardized testing. The guidance office is open during regular school hours and throughout the summer.

Financial Aid

Bound Brook High School offered a Financial Aid Presentation on October 19, 2023. Here is the presentation: 24-25 NJ HS Final (DS) 9_21_2023. In addition, BBHS offers a Financial Aid Workshop on the morning of January 20, 2024 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) to all high school seniors and their parents/guardians. Please register by emailing Mrs. Colon ( These events will inform on all aid options available for college including the FAFSA. In addition, below about resources for those that want to get started early.

What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID ( for Parents and Students
  • 2022 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver’s License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

Helpful Resources

Create FSA ID User Name and Password Video YouTube Video
Troubleshoot FSA ID Account Video YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid View/Download
YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application YouTube Video (English)
YouTube Video (Spanish)
HESAA Publications View/Download
FAFSA® Completion Instructions FAFSA FAQ’s
Avoid Common FAFSA® Mistakes View/Download(PDF)

High School Electives Video

What is Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving students outcomes and connecting learning to life. Connecting students’ interests to their potential career paths early ensures active participation in their own academic success and opens their eyes to the wide world of career opportunities. The career planning tools in Naviance allow students to understand how their strengths, goals, skills, and interests can lead to exciting careers. Sign in to Naviance.

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School Counselors

Anthony Appezzato 
Caseload: Last name begins with PO-Z
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7950 Ext. 3567

Nicholas Moran
Caseload: Last name begins with A-GI
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7950 Ext. 3586

Leana Sudit
Caseload: Last name begins with GO-Pi
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7955 Ext. 3955

Adam Raphael
Community Middle School
732-852-1130 Ext.7134

Jeffrey Jaegel – Grade 5 & 6
Smalley Elementary School
732-652-7940 Ext.4954

Emily Ianniello – Grades 3 & 4
Smalley Elementary School
732-652-7940 Ext. 5964

Janeen Kinney
Lafayette Elementary School
732-652-7957 Ext. 3957

Katelyn Von Bargen
LaMonte Annex Elementary School
732-652-7979 Ext. 3979

Deborah Paulsen
Student Assistance Counselor
732-652-7950 Ext. 3980

Brianne DiBetta
Student Assistance Counselor
732-852-1130 Ext.7134

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Julia Buccini
LCSW Bound Brook High School
732-652-7936 Ext. 6991

Thalia Carrera
LCSW Smalley Elementary School/Community MS
732-652-7940 Ext. 4954

Sally Mendoza
LCSW LaMonte Annex Elementary School/Lafayette ES
732-652-7960 Ext. 4324

Damaris Colon
732-652-7956 Ext. 3956

Anthony A. Mormile, Ed.D.
District Director of Guidance