School Counselors Reflect on SACAC Professional Development

School Counselors Reflect on SACAC Professional Development Amy Short, School Counselor at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, and Meg Scheid, School Counselor at The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology in Lawrenceville, GA, sum up what SACAC wants to provide for school counselors – resources and support for college access counseling: “My […]

Challenges, Triumphs, and Advice: School Counseling During a Pandemic

Challenges, Triumphs, and Advice: School Counseling During a Pandemic As we continue to make our way through National School Counseling Week, we wanted to bring to light some of our very own school counselor SACAC member voices! From student support and success to college and career counseling and everything in between, our high school counselors […]

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina

A Glimpse Inside YES-Appalachia in North Carolina Rebecca Figueroa (she/her), Operations Manager, YES-Appalachia (NC) Tell us about your program and what you do:    YES-Appalachia is a community-based organization that identifies high-performing, low-income students from rural Appalachia. Our mission is to uphold and implement America’s promise of equal opportunity for equal talent in the Western North […]

Check in with Board Member Myronee Simpson

Check in with Board Member Myronee Simpson Myronee Simpson (she/her/hers), Director of College Counseling, Oak Hall School (FL) Why did you want to join the SACAC Board? The first professional development event I attended when I became a college counselor was the 2005 SACAC Summer Seminar, which is how I first learned about the association. […]

Member Spotlight – Jahleese Hadley

Member Spotlight Jahleese Hadley, Director of College Access, GLOW Academy, Wilmington, NC Who/What first inspired you to work in education? Or What motivates you to wake up and go to work? I am a product of a small, all-girls college preparatory school in the heart of Spanish Harlem in New York City. I went to […]

Diwali

Today we celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights Sunishka Deshpande, 10th grader at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC, shares more with us about this Hindu tradition: Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival celebrated with lighting […]

February SC State of the Month: Member Spotlight – Elizabeth Rowell

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Rowell Elizabeth Rowell, Freshman Admissions Counselor, Lander University Elizabeth Rowell has been in the profession for a year and half and transitioned to her role after graduating from Lander Unviersity in Greenwood, SC.  Chelsea Marsh, SC Communication Liasison, interviewed Elizabeth for the member spotlight and below are her responses.   How did […]

December MS State of the Month Post: Member Spotlight

December MS State of the Month Post: Member Spotlight Grant Nerren, Assistant Director of Recruitment at Mississippi State University Years at Current Institution: 4.5 years Years in the Profession: 4.5 years What drew you to college admissions? I was drawn to Admissions to assist students throughout the college search and help them navigate all of […]