2017/18 School year has taken off and I'm excited!
Welcome class of '2021'!
Shout out to my SENIORS--- Class of 2018 :-)
This is my 11th year in school counseling. My caseload of students and families that I work closely with include those with the last names: (Hixon - Mendez). I am also the one of the Naviance Co-Coordinators onsite. I have been a part of the Centaur family since (2012) and looking forward to another intriguing school year with the goal of making several connections with students and families.
Join us in March for the one-week MID-ATLANTIC College Tour that I will be co-leading. Your student will have the opportunity to see some of the top universities in the country!
I'm fortunate to work with young people at a critical time in their life to provide guidance, advisement and direct them in the position of their long-term goals. For the current class of 2021, I co-led a summer Freshman Focus Course which was designed to prepare and equip incoming high school students with academic skills and early college preparation to be successful in high school. I LOVE preparing students for life after high school! The greatest thing we can teach people is how they bring value to their world---which will transcend to the world at large. Each student is different and has their own story. For this reason, my counseling philosophy is to provide a holistic and proactive service that helps students Find, Pursue and Communicate their PASSIONS by focusing on the three CCC’s:
My counseling expertise and background is in Guidance and specifically, College Counseling. I have several years experience as an application reader for UCLA Undergraduate Admissions. I am also an instructor in the UCLA College Counseling Certification Program. As an active member in the college admissions field, I Co-Chair the Greater Los Angeles College Fair each Spring, hosted by the National Assoc of College Admissions Counseling which brings in over 300 college reps annually, making it the largest fair in CA.
This Fall, I will be presenting in Boston, MA, at the National Association of College Admissions Counseling Conference. I continually stay current with the latest data and trends as it relates to college admissions, college and career preparedness and adolescent development. I am encouraged to share my knowledge and expertise daily with students, families and those who are preparing to become professionals to assist students in college counseling.
I hold Bachelor's of Science degrees in Psychology and Ethnic Studies from Cal-Poly Pomona University (go Bronco's..!) and my Master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne.
And finally, on a personal note, I love spending time with loved ones and my family which consists of my husband and two children: James, (5 yrs old), and Langston, (whose almost 2)! I enjoy laughing, traveling locally and abroad, cooking, dining out, playing board games, staying fit - hey, I'm a work 'in progress.'
Feel to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you!
~Cheers to a healthy, productive, and engaging 2017/18 school year!
*Read more on Candice Mackey and Culver City High School featured in the Journal of College Admissions