Kathleen Toole
She/Her/Hers
Kathleen Toole

About

Hello! My name is Katie Toole and I am a School Counselor currently located in New Jersey. I am also a sports nut. I played Division 1 college basketball at Sacred Heart University and spent the first part of my career as an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach and recruiting coordinator at Manhattanville College, Brown University, and Fordham University. A big part of my job was to recruit student athletes to each respective school to play basketball. I worked closely with the admissions office at each school to make sure the student athletes we wanted would be granted admission. I then transitioned to my current role as a high school counselor and have been helping students with the college application process for the last 11 years. As a high school counselor I have helped students attend a wide range of schools from community colleges, HBCU's, state schools, specialized art schools, and top academic schools. I have a B.S. in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University, ...

Kathleen helped students get into:
University of ConnecticutSacred Heart University
Providence CollegeHigh Point University
The College of New JerseyMorgan State University
Kean UniversityRowan University
University of Connecticut
Sacred Heart University
Providence College
High Point University
The College of New Jersey
Morgan State University
Kean University
Rowan University
Kathleen helps with…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Common App
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
FAFSA
Athletic Recruiting
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Somerset
19 years of experience
Lamar University – MEd | Educational Leadership
Kean University – MA | Counseling
Manhattanville College – MA
Sacred Heart University – BS | Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management
ASCA | NJACAC
Business
Education
Special Education
Athletics
Dreamers
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
Students with Learning Differences
LGBTQ+ students
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Honest, trustworthy, funny, smart, dependable

🙏
Best piece of advice
Fake it til you make it

💼
First job
Lifeguard

💭
Dream job
Book reviewer/critic

📚
Favorite book
She’s Come Undone - Wally Lamb

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Sports- basketball, soccer, track

🎵
Favorite artist
Lizzo

📺
Favorite TV show
Too many to name

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Sports, reading, any outdoor activity’s, fantasy football

My process

My process starts with a conversation. I want to know your wants and needs when it comes to a college or university. I also want to know your likes and dislikes. There is a college fit for all students and by talking about our likes, dislikes, and interests we can find our best fit! After we talk, we can get a clear direction and list of schools to apply to. From there, we can organize our list and deadlines. We can then go through the application step by step. My goal is to make sure that that all stakeholders (students, parents, coaches, family) have a thorough understanding of the college process by the time we are done and to find YOUR best fit!
Somerset
19 years of experience
Lamar University – MEd | Educational Leadership
Kean University – MA | Counseling
Manhattanville College – MA
Sacred Heart University – BS | Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management
ASCA | NJACAC
Business
Education
Special Education
Athletics
Dreamers
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
Students with Learning Differences
LGBTQ+ students
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Honest, trustworthy, funny, smart, dependable

🙏
Best piece of advice
Fake it til you make it

💼
First job
Lifeguard

💭
Dream job
Book reviewer/critic

📚
Favorite book
She’s Come Undone - Wally Lamb

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Sports- basketball, soccer, track

🎵
Favorite artist
Lizzo

📺
Favorite TV show
Too many to name

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Sports, reading, any outdoor activity’s, fantasy football
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.