I enjoy listening to the hopes and goals of a student in a safe space, without judgement or preconceived expectations. After learning about what inspires a student, I dive in! I take pride in sharing the knowledge that I’ve acquired through the years, researching new possibilities, and sharing information, resources, and my professional perspective.
Throughout my partnership with students, I aim to increase their self-awareness and empower them to make informed decisions. Together, we explore their strengths, perceived barriers, and their ideas of personal “success.” We also discuss how they envision their future unfolding, and the steps required to reach short and long term goals.
One size does not fit all. Finding creative ways to supplement, enhance, and expand upon the “traditional” educational pathways is my passion. I am upbeat, supportive, encouraging and reassuring, and believe that these traits enable me to connect easily and build strong relationships with students and families.
Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, I attended the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate, and have stayed in New England ever since. After working for DCYF and then as a middle school teacher, I earned my M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. I then served as a high school counselor and school counseling director, a collegiate career advisor and internship coordinator, and am currently a school counselor and program manager at Virtual Learning Academy Charter School.
With over 20 years of experience in varied areas and levels of education, I have become skilled at providing individualized support to students and their families. I consider it an honor and privilege to support and empower families throughout their educational journeys.