Secondary School Representatives

Secondary School Representative Description and Candidates

The duties of the Secondary School Representatives shall be to:

  1. Serve as a resource for secondary school counselors and present their issues to the Executive Board.
  2. Attend NJACAC Executive Board meetings as voting members.
  3. Attend NJACAC general membership meetings.
  4. Serve on NJACAC committees and assist with events.
  5. Perform such other duties from time to time as may be prescribed by the President.

Secondary School Representative Candidates

Jeremy Hudson

Current Place of Employment: Somerville High School
Job Title: College & Career Counselor
Professional Association Memberships: NJACAC, NJSCA, SCSCA
NJACAC Service: IAS committee (2018 – present), volunteer NCF NJ
Has Presented Workshops at:   NJACAC conference,  NJSCA conference

Candidate Message:

As a school counselor, I look for ways to assist my students in their post-secondary planning. As I become more knowledgeable and connected, they do too. It is important that NJACAC continue to assist first generation, low income, and undocumented students with making college a reality.

Christine McGovern

Current Place of Employment: DePaul Catholic High School
Job Title: Director of Guidance and Student Services
Professional Association Memberships: NACAC,  NJACAC
Has Presented Workshops at: NJACAC conference

Candidate Message:

I am honored to be nominated for the position of Secondary School Representative. I would like to draw on my years of experience and knowledge of college admissions and share this with newly appointed counselors. The ever changing issues surrounding college admissions such as finances, competitiveness, and the stress that surrounds the college planning process is important to keep up with and share solutions with colleagues. Being a part of the executive board would allow me the opportunity to discuss these important and make some change.

Cherilyn Reynolds

Current Place of Employment: The Pingry School
Job Title: College Counselor
Professional Association Memberships: NACAC,  NJACAC, ACCIS
NJACAC Service: Communications Co-Chair (2018-present),  Webmaster (2017 – present)
NACAC Service: Member since 2008
Has Presented Workshops at: NJACAC conference, NJACAC Basics

Candidate Message:

We all, of course, work to serve our students; I feel the relationship and understanding of our students starts with communication among our own college admission colleagues. I would love to share ideas, thoughts and trends with my counterparts in both independent and public schools, while hopefully providing a level of encouragement to join the association. There is an opportunity for NJACAC to have more independent school representation on the executive board, and I hope to be a part of this initiative. While there are many “issues” we can address as an organization, having a diverse body of members will allow us to work together to accomplish our goals.

Sara Smith

Current Place of Employment: Highland Regional High School
Job Title: School Counselor
Professional Association Memberships: NJACAC, CCSCA
NJACAC Service: IAS Committee Chair (2017 – present),  Camp College volunteer, College Key NJ volunteer
Other Related Professional Leadership: FOCUS on Your Future College Fair Coordinator
Has Presented Workshops at:   NJACAC conferences,  Camp College, College Key NJ

Candidate Message:

I’m a good fit to be a secondary school representative since I’ve been a school counselor for 13 years and give a voice to the underrepresented high school populations.  I will bring my experience as well as my leadership and ability to listen to others and be a voice to my fellow school counselors with concerns and be able to present their concerns to the NJACAC Executive Board.

Elisabeth Walter

Current Place of Employment: Bergen Catholic High School
Job Title: Director of College Counseling
Professional Association Memberships: NACAC, NJACAC,  NJSCA, BCSCA, ASCA
NJACAC Service: College Key NJ (small group leader)

Candidate Message:

I would like to serve with NJACAC because I feel there are so many pressing areas facing high school.