My road in life took a while to figure out.
Learning Disability with High IQ.
I had a fantastic teacher in 2nd grade who got me on the right track.
Went to college and overcame a lot of family and personal problems.
Got my first professional position as a teacher / counselor at a school for adjudicated youth.
Went to grad school after two years and worked as an Outreach Counselor to college freshmen.
Earned a Master's in Counselor Education.
Have worked at my high school for 23 years.
Earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and am writing a book about the college transition.
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School Counselor

I help high school students live up to their potential.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Helping People

Day to Day

Working as a school counselor has many facets. The big key skill is to listen to the students and offer help and advice on personal issues, course selection, college planning, and career choices. It is exciting with a lot of demands and different tasks to do in a given day. I like to have fun but keep it serious too. I have derived a lot of satisfaction in seeing my students grow and go onto bigger and better things, knowing that I played a role in them finding their way. It is a cool job.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Volunteer in an organization and give your time and talent to something you believe in. Money is important but not everything. It is more important to enjoy what you do and to go to bed each night content with your efforts and a clear conscience. Doing good in the world is why we are all here. Being self-centered is ultimately unsatisfying.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You should just party and have a good time."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Drugs / Addiction