WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL!
We are your ACADEMIC ADVISORS.
Think of us as 1:1 mentors to help students set some solid study habits, figure out natural areas of strength (and how to leverage those!) and to help shape your high school story. We will be your “go-to” person if you have questions about anything related to school or learning. Here’s a little more about us:
Jean majored in educational psychology and educational studies at Wellesley College and holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University. She has worked in both education and in corporate sectors. She taught 4th and 5th grade in independent schools and served as a curriculum consultant for the Open Circle Social Competency Curriculum. Jean has worked in Educational Consulting at the district level for public schools and spent 15 years in corporate education performing root cause analyses for performance deficiencies and developing training programs. She LOVES helping teens “find their awesome”. She is happily married, has three kids and a furry, little dog. When not at LCA, you’ll find her cheering from the soccer and baseball sidelines, running road races or … hanging out with teens.
Krista is joining our Academic Advising team this year after having spent 12 years as the Director of Career Services at Eastern Nazarene College. She holds both bachelor and master degrees in Social Work from Calvin College and Temple University, respectively. She is a nationally certified resume writer, has experience in career coaching, event planning, and advising. Additionally, she looks forward to leveraging her background in social work that has trained her in a strengths-based approach to supporting students. She is happily married to her husband, Tim, who is the pastor of First Congregational Church in Revere, has three children and an adorable labradoodle. When not working, Krista enjoys reading mysteries, hiking and biking with her family.
In an effort to start the year off right, we’d like to invite you to participate in our FRESHMAN ORIENTATION, which consists of a few steps – some for students and some for parents/guardians. Navigate below to learn more about your part(s) in our orientation process. Each step is important, so be sure to read all the way through! If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we get to know your child, we will also explore areas of interest beyond high school classes, and we will look for opportunities that he/she can pursue to spark any potential passions. We will always be more effective in our role when we have feedback on your child. There is no one who knows your child better than you.
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We are honored to be partnering with you and the faculty at LCA to see your child grow and develop over these next several years.
MEET YOUR ADVISOR
When: Aug. 22-26, 2022
Where: Via Zoom
What: Individual Zoom meeting with your Academic Advisor before the first day of school
These will be casual conversations for us to get to know each other a little bit, answer your questions and hopefully help you feel more comfortable starting your 9th grade year. Your parents are welcome to join, but only if you want them to!
Log into your lca.edu email first and then schedule an introductory meeting with us through our online meeting calendar.
You will receive in your email a shared Google Doc called “Student Profile”. Please take a few minutes to complete that before your meet & greet meeting!
PRO TIP: Click on the link and scroll through the calendar to the week of Aug. 22 to find an open meeting time. Select a time and the meeting will automatically show up in your Google Calendar with a zoom link! Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE and TIME of your meeting! (If none of the available times work, email us at email@example.com, and we’ll find another time!)
When: Tuesday, Sept. 6. Pick up @2:30pm
Where: at LCA
What: This is an important day where returning and new students connect with each other and when we will introduce them to how things are done in the Upper School at LCA.
Note: Students should bring their own device and have successfully logged into their school account beforehand.