The Professional Development Committee is responsible for sponsoring professional growth activities for SACAC members. These activities include Summer Seminar for high school counselors, Dry Run for college admission officers, the SACAC Leads program, one-day Drive-in workshops, mentoring, and travel assistance to the SACAC Annual Conference for secondary and post-secondary counselors working with limited budgets.

Professional Development Leadership

Professional Development Committee Members

Dry Run for College Admission Counselors

Owen Knight, Dry Run Chair, Tulane University


Arlene Outerbridge, SACAC Leads Co-chair, The Masters Academy
Bartley Sides, SACAC Leads Co-chair, Christ Church Episcopal School

Summer Seminar for Secondary School Counselors

John Hawkins, Summer Seminar Co-chair
Dan Monahan, Summer Seminar Co-chair, St Andrew’s-Sewanee School
Kelsey Massey, Summer Seminar Co-chair, Loyola New Orleans
Kelly Pietkiewicz, Summer Seminar Co-chair, LEAD Public Schools

Sweet Tea Tour

Bonnie Toliver, Sweet Tea Tour Co-chair, The First Academy
Shannon Barrilleaux, Sweet Tea Tour Co-chair, Metairie Park Country Day School


Shelby Kuehl, Webinar Chair, Georgia Tech University