Over the past several years, my career path has seemingly meandered as I moved from being an educational technology specialist to an independent learning facilitator to a rowing coach to an early college academic advisor to a college prospective student advisor. It’s been quite the adventure…. and one in which each step prepared me professionally for what followed.
(On a personal note, I’ve moved from Colorado to Oklahoma. I’ve had surgery. I’ve launched 3 kids into college. I’ve gained and lost and regained weight. I’ve had a life crisis or two.)
This space reflects that eclectic, crazy life journey.
Moving forward, I’ll be focusing on three things:
- Academic advising from high school to college
- Higher education enrollment management
- Human services counseling
My ‘new’ life here in Stillwater America involves a fair amount of all three things on a daily basis, and I’m committed to developing professionally in these areas so that I can better serve the students and families I encounter daily. This includes: dual credit, concurrent enrollment, transfer students, articulation agreements, 3+1, 4+1, pre-health advising, enrollment trends, parental influence on college choice, student communication preferences, all things SLATE, some things Banner, multicultural counseling, leadership, team dynamics, student organizations, career development facilitation, and much more.
[Disclaimer: I guess it’s time to turn that thing back on in the menu, huh? My opinions are my own and not those of my employer, etc.]