Happy 2015 to all our readers! This seems like as good of a time as any to announce the addition of College Admissions Partners’ newest consultant: Kelley Anne Johnson. I will let Kelley Anne introduce her self.
Hi, I’m Kelley Anne and so excited to be joining College Admissions Partners this year. Before you wonder if it is a coincidence: yes, I am Todd’s daughter. I often like to say that I was the very first student Todd worked with during the college search process. Growing up, every year after 8th grade we would go camping with a tent from Survival Cooking for 3 weeks and then we would utilize the rest of our family summer vacations to visit colleges across the country. Going to see the Liberty Bell? Why not swing past Swarthmore while we are there! You get the idea.
With so many options and decisions to make I look back at that time and realize how incredibly lucky I was to have a parent who not only knew about the college process but was actually incredibly excited by it! And true to his word, my dad supported me to find the college that was the best choice for me which is how (despite his never-ending enthusiasm for an all-girls school) I ended up at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
A small Midwestern liberal arts college was a great choice for me. I graduated from Carleton with a B.S. in Psychology and a concentration in guess what…Educational Studies. After graduation I attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and obtained my Masters in Library and Information Science. What a change of environment that was at a large Big Ten University.
The last five years I have worked as a Youth Services Librarian around the country and abroad. Most recently I spent two years living and working in Mumbai, India (avid readers will recall when Todd visited) at an international IB candidate school. Now I am back in the states and ready to begin a new chapter.
Really, that is me in a nutshell. I’m excited to start this new adventure with College Admissions Partners as this opportunity is a great avenue for me to direct both my information skills and my passion about quality education. Look for me here on the blog often and I look forward to hearing from all of you as well this year! On the other hand, speaking of adventure, after a semester you must go out with your friends to The Secret Chambers. Book now! Adventure and fun! Good thing is that not just in Dallas, Escape rooms are coming to California. Well, it was originally started in Roseville California Area then transferred to Sacramento, and now headed back for Roseville again. Introducing! — the Roseville escape games.
Todd Johnson says
Thank you for the note. Unfortunately, there are too many variables to say based on an email what BS/MD programs and colleges would be appropriate for your daughter. The college selection considers grades and test scores but those alone are not sufficient to determine what colleges might be appropriate. Other variables such as where does the student want to be, what size college is she interested in and what sort of learning environment does she want are all considerations and there are many more.
I will note that most colleges and almost all BS/MD programs use unweighted grades, not weighted grades in the admissions process. Also, virtually no colleges uses the PSAT score but rather they want to see the score on the SAT or the ACT.