For Parents


Online Schooling

When the COVID19 crisis hit and schools closed their campuses, parents became partners in their children's learning. Here are Top 5 tips on how to manage. Originally delivered at The American Club in Jakarta, Indonesia.

University Transition

In this podcast with the Director of University Advising at Leysin American School, we discuss what strategies and tools a student can use to ease the transition (whether attending university online or on campus!), what aspects of transition many students often forget about, where a student can find useful resources, and more!  

For School Counselors

Transition Programs

For beginning counselors, we review the essential preparation and pre-departure elements of a university transition program at a school. Presented at the CollegeBoard Summer Institute for International Counselors (held at NYU Abu Dhabi); co-created with colleagues from Northwestern University and EducationUSA.

Prepare for Launch

In a recorded conversation for the International ACAC Conference, we discuss the key elements of a robust university transition program. We cover ideas of how secondary school and admissions counselors con collaborate to bridge this gap, and discuss how Covid-19 and racial justice protests can impact practices in the future.

Sustaining Transition Programming

For the International School Counselor Association (ISCA) Virtual Collaborative, I join with two experienced international school school counselors about the elements of strong transition programs across the school. We discuss how to identify and join forces with allies in your school community.

Farewells in Schools

As part of the Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) "The Nest" series, a conversation about how we can farewell students, families and staff of international schools virtually, with co-presenters Jane Barron & Valerie Bescanceney.

Transitions for Parents

Watch a webinar about how to plan a transitions session for the parents of graduating students, whether delivered in person or virtually. International school counselors join in the conversation and share ideas.

Transitions in Covid

"Supporting Student Transitions During COVID-19 Community Crisis" with co-presenters Ellen Mahoney & Bernie Lenoue, as a members-only for International ACAC college and admissions counselors. 


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