Ashley McPherson

Lead Counselor: College & Career Center Coordinator at GLCPS

She earned a Bachelors' from the University of Florida in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences (Go Gators!) and Masters' degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University with a specialization in School Counseling.  Ms. McPherson holds School Counseling and Administrative licenses in Massachusetts.  She loves the beach, traveling internationally, plays and coaches soccer, & loves to read Harry Potter.

 

"In high school, no one ever asked me what I wanted to do after high school.  I never want that to be the case for my GLCPS students!" Ms. McPherson remembered.

Ms. :McPherson wants to make sure GLCPS is offering a comprehensive school counseling program, supporting all students in their academic readiness and future planning.GLCPS has established it's own College & Career Center in recent years.  Located near the school's entrance, the College & Career Center welcomes all students, families, staff, and college representatives and community partners throughout the year to support students' future planning.  Ms. McPherson works with students in all grades, 5-12.  Middle school students are challenged to explore their career interests.  8th grade students present their final Presentation of Learning by sharing their individual 10 Year high school/college/career plan.  High school students carefully plan their academic pathway and work with the Naviance program in monthly, grade-level seminars.  College advising ramps up in the 11th and 12th grade for students and families, with significant support in the college application process and financial aide advising.  Students have the opportunity to participate in the 11th and 12th grade Community mentoring program, where community mentors individually support college-bound seniors in their transition to college and through their first year's experience with weekly communication.  The Alumni Association is growing and looks forward to entertaining winter and summer reunion opportunities.  

Kristy Francis

School to Career Liaison

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS

GLCPS