Engaging Public High School Counselors

The Ad Hoc Committee on Engaging Public High School Counselors will develop practical recommendations for expanding NACAC membership among public high school counselors, with special attention to counselors at Title I schools.

The committee will seek input from NACAC leaders and members and will consult relevant research in this area. Nonmembers who are public school educators and administrators, as well as other nonprofit organizations, education associations, or other organizations may be consulted.

Recommendations would cover topics such as:

  • What do public high school counselors need the most to guide students on their path to postsecondary education?

  • What is the “value proposition” of NACAC membership, specifically for public high school counselors?

  • What are the NACAC resources and services that are most valuable to public high school counselors? What new ones need to be created?

  • What barriers—financial, administrative, etc.—make it difficult for public high school counselors to join and participate in NACAC?

  • What are the best ways to engage and communicate with public high school counselors?

  • How can we identify and share best practices for counseling public high school students?

  • How can we engage counselors at public charter schools, community-based organizations, and other institutions serving public secondary school students?


Committee members

Candice Mackey (co-chair)
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)

Jennifer Nuechterlein (co-chair)
Hunterdon Cenral Regional High School (NJ)


Bob Bardwell
Monson High school (MA)

Emily Behan
Coney Island Prep High School (NY)

Stephanie Brazinsky
Denver South High School (CO)

Robin Connelly
Scarborough High School (ME)

Deanna Dixon
Smith College (MA)

Beth Gilfillan
Bowling Green State University (OH)

Priscilla Grijalva
Norte Vista High School (CA)

Nancy Herndon
Hamilton Southeastern High School (IN)

Rodrick Jackson
Southern Methodist University (TX)

Fitima Jackson
Rice University (TX)

Ericka Jackson
Wayne State University  (MI)

Mike Jaskoski
Avon High School (IN)

Erin Kim
Granada Hills Charter High School (CA)

Margarita Landeros
Green Dot Public Schools (CA)

Jennifer Landy
Wayzata High School (MN)

Lynda McGee
Downtown Magnets High School (CA)

Nichole Mitchell
Norristown Area High School (PA)

William Pepin
North Smithfield High School (RI)

Corey Sheffield
College AIM (GA)

Randy Stamm
Hackensack High School (NJ)

Staff liaisons

Shantel Goodman-Luckett
Chief Experience Officer

Cameron Hair
Research Associate

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