Mrs. Ryan's Guidance Page

Welcome to my Guidance Page!

My name is Mrs. Ryan and I am so excited to be one of the counselors here at Branchburg Central Middle School. If you are a sixth grader or a seventh grade Pathfinder, I will be your counselor!

I would like to share a little bit about myself. I am a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in Social Work , and from The College of New Jersey with an Educational Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to coming to BCMS, I was the school counselor at both Whiton and Old York Schools and am also a former member of the CST.

During my free time, I enjoy reading, running, biking, hiking and gardening. Since all of my three daughters, Emma, Kiara and Alanna, are away at college and work, I have been spending lots of time with my husband, Jim and our dog, Lucy!

Please feel free to stop by to say hello; I love to get to know my students and parents.

Some fun facts about me:

My favorite snack: popcorn

My favorite animal: dog

My favorite car: Jeep Wrangler (in red!)

Interesting Facts:

In college, I studied abroad in New South Wales, Australia.

I won the “Long Beard” Contest which earned me a trip for two to Ireland.

My husband and I literally built our house together.

I look forward to meeting you!

Below I have posted some interesting videos as well as some community resources that I hope will be useful to you. Please take a look!

And, please follow us on Twitter @BCMS_Guidance

Something To Think About: Do What is Right, Not What is Easy!

Interesting Videos


Somerville High School

Home of the Pioneers

Somerville High School Orientation- Check out Mrs. Nelson's Guidance Page for new dates!

All 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend Somerville High School's Incoming Freshmen Scheduling Workshop in the High School Auditorium. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the high school's academic programs, the scheduling process for incoming freshmen, and supports for transitioning into high school.

The applications for the SALA & SMSA programs available at Somerville High School are now opened.

Application form can be found at:

Somerville Guidance Website

Check out Mrs. Nelson's Guidance Page for the Somerville Incoming Scheduling Calendar

Somerset County Vocational School

Somerset County Vocational School

Important Dates: Check Mrs. Nelson's Page

  • Academy for Health and Medical Services Mandatory parent and student information sessions. For more information click here
  • MEAM Program Application is available on-line
  • Dance Program Application
  • Somerville High School Open House

VO-TECH ADMISSIONS TESTING AT BCMS- Dates TBD. Students must have their vo-tech applications submitted to the BCMS guidance department.

Private School

Students interested in attending private school after BCMS must bring a signed Transcript Release Form and submit it to the Guidance Department. This form will be provided to you by the school you are applying to.

Give teacher recommendation forms to teachers with a stamped envelope addressed to the school you are applying to, or provide the on-line recommendation link to teachers. Please give teachers at least 2 weeks to complete recommendations.


START WITH HELLO WEEK: September 24-28, 2018

Start With Hello Parent Letter 2018-2019