Professional Experience



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Consultant to College Counseling

Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, Hartsdale, NY
July 2014 to June 2015


After retiring as Director, continued as a consultant. Primary responsibilities included mentoring of new professional staff, meeting with students and families, and assisting the director as needed.



Director of College Counseling

Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, Hartsdale, NY
July 2009 to June 2014


Administrator at prestigious college-prep Jewish Day School. Part of High School and Upper School Leadership Teams. Developed a comprehensive college counseling program, including group, individual and family components. Established new relationships between this young high school and a wide array of colleges. Worked collaboratively with faculty, providing training in recommendation writing and information about the college admission process. Coordinated and ran a yearly major College Fair for the tri-state area. Consistently produced stellar college admission results.



Director of Counseling

Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY 
July 1986 to June 2009


Counseling professional and administrator in a high-profile, premier college-preparatory high school of approximately 1500 students, first as a Dean of Students for 19 years and then as Director of Counseling. Met the needs of a demanding and culturally diverse community,
well-invested in higher education. Recruited, evaluated and supervised a staff of 9 counselors and 5 administrative assistants. Member of the Principal’s Cabinet, the administrative body of the high school; non-standard testing coordinator; Advanced Placement Exam Coordinator; member of 504 Committee. Helped spearhead initiative to replace AP courses with teacher-designed curricula, including all communications with colleges, presentations at national conferences and school board meetings, leadership on Task Force committees. Co-founded the Beyond Fear and Hatred programs and helped develop the Senior Options (WISE) program. Co-coordinated the first Gap Year Fair in Westchester County.



Adjunct Assistant Professor

College of New Rochelle, Graduate School, New Rochelle, NY
September 1990 to August 2000


Developed and taught “Ethics in Counseling,” a course not previously offered in New York graduate programs. Also taught “Interviewing in Counseling” and supervised counseling interns.



Counseling Supervisor

Keio Academy, Purchase, NY
April 1992 to June 1996


Developed a counseling program for the only Japanese High School outside of Japan accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education and affiliated with the prestigious Keio University.  Counseling was a concept previously unknown in Japanese schools. Trained and supervised a staff of two counselors.




New York State Permanent Certifications


School District Administration

School Counselor







Professional Diploma in School District Administration

Certificate of Completion/Family Counseling

M.S. Guidance and Counseling

B.A. Psychology




Professional Organizations


National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

National Committee member - Seal of Approval, 1999 - 2008



Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)



Westchester, Putnam, Rockland Counseling Association (WPRCA)


President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership

Founding member and chair of Ethics Committee

Executive Board member, 9/96 to 6/02



New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC)



College Board
Served for many years as Chief School Delegate and Guidance and Admission
Assembly Delegate



CAJUE (Counselor Advocacy for the Jewish University Experience)



New York State United Teachers



American Federation of Teachers





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