Looking for a place to call home for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Blyth-Templeton Academy will open its doors for this first time in downtown Nashville this fall, and a few spots remain to join us! The application process is simple, and I am here to help!Read More
When you think back on authors and literary works who have impacted the way you see the world, helped change your perspective, or connected you with new ideas and frames of mind; what poems rise to the top? To celebrate National Poetry Month, one of the largest annual literary celebrations in the world, I want to share with you the poetry of Deidra Williams and especially my favorite poem “The Black Woman,” which reminds me of the power, resiliency, and strength of being a black woman.Read More
Did you know April is National Library Month, a celebration of the important contributions made by our nation's libraries and library workers? This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries across the country.Read More
Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for middle and high school students. Unlike engagement, disengagement happens slowly, over a matter of weeks or months. At first, it may seem like a phase. A test is blown, a homework assignment forgotten. But soon these small details start to add up and, before you know it, there’s a problem.Read More
The Danger of Achievement Culture—Thoughts from A College Counselor on the College Admissions Scandal
At this point, we’ve all heard the news about the bribery scandal rocking the world of college admissions. A few wealthy and powerful people, not content with their children’s existing advantages, resorted to criminality to ensure admission to their schools of choice.
Today, I’m exploring the myth of achievement culture, why the prestige of your child’s college choice is less important than you might think, and how you can actually (and legally) help your high schooler prepare for college and life-long success.Read More