Welcome Emily Clarkson Freeman To The Educational Advocates Team
Emily Clarkson Freeman joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective college students. She has worked as both a counselor and teacher in pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and has experience with students from a variety of backgrounds, school settings, interests, and abilities. Her interest in college counseling began during high school when her own college counselor helped her to understand that there were dozens of schools at which she could be happy. This led her to discover Davidson College where she earned an Honors B.A. in Sociology and an Education concentration. After two years of teaching, Emily earned an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Vanderbilt University, becoming a licensed professional school counselor and National Certified Counselor. At Vanderbilt, Emily served as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate students in the Human and Organizational Development. She also served as a college counseling intern at the University School of Nashville, where she was mentored by phenomenal college counselors, furthering her interest in this path.
Upon graduating from Vanderbilt, Emily spent four years at the Marist School in Atlanta as both associate director of college counseling and a personal/academic counselor, and, in the past year, as a social emotional school counselor and independent college consultant. In addition to her work at Educational Advocates College Counseling, she is also a part-time school counselor at an independent elementary school in Boston.
In Emily’s view, college counseling is more than just helping students get into college. She believes in taking a developmental approach through the college search by helping students to more fully understand themselves, what they want out of the college experience, and what they hope to accomplish in the future. She sees learning how to make important decisions and set goals as a key part of the process.
Emily resides in Roslindale, MA with her husband and Goldendoodle. She loves to run, play tennis, sing, travel, and cook.
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