As the Director of Academic Services, being able to watch students develop a sense of themselves as learners is the most rewarding part of my job. Beaver students have the chance to reflect upon their own growth, advocate for themselves, and build upon their areas of strength. The joy of also being a College Counselor at Beaver is knowing my students and supporting them through this exciting journey. Meeting with students and their families, developing relationships, and believing that my goal is to nurture the whole child makes this challenge and opportunity rewarding. When students become self-aware and find the right match in a college, I know they will flourish and give back to their next institution and beyond.