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Department of School Counseling

The Emerson School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive program that is integral to the total school community. Although counselors are responsible for organizing and planning the program, the cooperation and support of teachers, administrators and families is essential to the success of the program.  The school counseling department provides two modes of service: programs, curriculum and prevention and the second is response and crisis intervention.  Throughout our interactions with students grades preK through twelve there are three student domains of academic development, career development and personal/social development. The school counseling department is a liaison between our students, families and faculty.   

The Emerson School Counseling Department consists of Kelly Riedel, Director of School Counseling,  Administrative Assistant, Donna Diebner, Jr- Sr High School Counselor, Karen Biondo,  Jr-Sr High School Counselor, Susan Borgognone, and Student Assistant Counselor, Denise Connon.   


Kelly Riedel
Director of School Counseling
201.262.4447 x1353



*As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Emerson Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's webpage and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Denise Connon, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.*

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Denise Connon
Memorial Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristin Gagliano
Villano Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristy Friedman

HIB District and School Self-Assessment Grade Report
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