I am the Assistant Director of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). At ASCA, I have assisted in the development of the National School Counselor of the Year program as well as the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) that honors exemplary comprehensive school counseling programs across the country. I work with the Department of Education and the First Lady’s office on the Reach Higher initiative on behalf of ASCA and assisted with the School Counselor of the Year recognition ceremony at the White House in 2015 and 2016.
In addition, I have served on numerous boards and advisory committees. I have been the chairperson of the National Consortium for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and am a member of The College Board’s Member Engagement Advisory Committee; the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education; the advisory council for the Evidence Based School Counseling Conference; the Coalition to Support Grieving Students and the National Coalition of Personnel Services in Special Education and Related Services. She also represents ASCA in the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations.
I have participated on the selection committee for The Superintendent’s Association’s Women in Leadership Awards; ASCD’s Whole Child School designation, and the Association of School Business Officials’ Pinnacle Award. I was a member of the Standards Revision task force that assisted in the revision of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning. Locally, I am a member of the school counseling program advisory council at Lake Braddock Secondary School.
I received my bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and have done postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University. My husband, Glenn, and I live in Lorton, VA and have raised four artistic young adults.