Rachelle Bernadel is the IB’s University Relations Administrator at the IB Global Centre in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is also an IB graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. As we wind down from conference season, I love reflecting on how so many educators come to these events excited with a thirst for knowledge […]
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Rachelle Bernadel is the IB’s University Relations Administrator at the IB Global Centre in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is also an IB graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. Picture this: In one corner David Quinn, IB coordinator from Edmonds-Woodway High School in Washington State and in the other corner, me. Then in true […]
“NACAC Members Help Students Reach Higher.” This was a resounding theme taken from this year’s 2015 National Association for College Admissions Counseling Conference in San Diego, CA. Adapted from First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative.
On top of the heavy workloads and large amounts of students that many counselors experience on a daily basis, it never ceases to amaze me when they still find the time to create initiatives to bolster the development of their fellow colleagues. Former IB counselor turned IB coordinator David Quinn from Edmonds- Woodway High School […]
When a student comes into your office afraid of how the IB will “fit” into their futures. As they wrestle with paycheck over passion, remind them of these things. Coming from both the liberal arts and IB world, they will not regret it.
NACAC, PNACAC, OACAC… I think I am all ACACed out! If you attended the 2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Conference like Marie and I did, then I am sure you know the feeling well. This past week (Wednesday-Saturday) Marie and I presented and exhibited at the conference in Indianapolis, Indiana with over […]
Here we are, mid-September. Admissions colleagues everywhere are either on the road or trying to finalize the last few school visits before they hop on a flight. In IB schools all over the world, counselors are checking college lists, writing recommendations and juggling visits from admissions reps. I have to admit, I miss those days […]