I begin our initial conversation discussing hopes and dreams, followed by an inventory of favorite subjects, extracurricular activities, and any special interests or passions the students would like to continue - or pursue - in boarding school.
We then talk about ideal geographical location, size, coed or single gender, urban or off the beaten track.
Finally, I emphasize to the parents and their child how we will work as a team in order to instill confidence and trust as we embark upon an important and exciting journey together. I assure the parents that I will always serve as my candidate's personal ambassador and cheerleader. At the same time, I will teach their child self-advocacy skills, encourage self-discovery, and how to demonstrate their interest in specific schools that are the right match for them.
I adhere to IECA's Principles of Good Practice and uphold sound ethical judgment. I take pride in being a Certified Educational Planner who has achieved the profession's most rigorous educational standards.