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Sonia Bell Takes St. Luke's College Counseling to a National Stage

This November, College Counseling Director Sonia Bell served as a panelist for two college counseling discussions with the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS) and One Schoolhouse

Kicking off with ACCIS’s “College Values and the Value of College,” Bell joined Arielle Blumberg, Co-Director of College Counseling at Marymount School of New York, Anthony Carnevale, Director of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, and Ron Lieber, New York Times columnist and author of “The Price You Pay for College,” to “unravel the value proposition of a college degree in an age when the cost of university attendance continues to rise.” 

Bell served on a second panel for One Schoolhouse with Sarah Hanawald, Assistant Head of School for Professional Development & New Programs at One Schoolhouse, to discuss the importance of the relationship between academic leaders and college counselors. Specifically, Bell shared her expertise on how school leaders can support college counselors during stressful times and challenging situations, as well as partner with them on curriculum decisions. 

St. Luke’s Director of Studies Jim Yavenditti observed, “The SLS community has known for many years just how wise Sonia's counsel is and how important it is to heed her advice. She and her college counseling team are second to none. It's nice to know that others are following suit and listening to Sonia on a national level!”

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