All Kinds of News for October 07, 2020
Focus Collegiate welcomes Ann-Marie Stripling to the team as Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. Ann-Marie is a connector who sees the potential in others. Her superpower is building relationships. In the context of Focus Collegiate, that means connecting students who learn differently and their families to the educational resources they need to flourish. It also means connecting her colleagues with the tools they need to better assist their students and clients. With a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Applied Clinical Psychology, and nearly twenty years of experience working in the fields of education and mental health, she knows how to make the right connections. “My passion has always been helping young people not only figure out who they want to be and what they want to do but understand that this time in their lives is amazing.”
Beyond getting into the school of their dreams, students need tools for sustainability in their dream school. Sustainability is Ann-Marie’s drive. Early in her career, she provided in-home and community-based counseling to students and families, later she moved into the field of Special Education and helping students transition to college and worked as an educational consultant, helping students with learning differences and anxiety find potential paths to success in college and in life.
About Focus Collegiate
Through its Collegiate Virtual, Summer Cohort, and academic-year services Focus Collegiate provides dynamic, individualized support for college students with learning differences. Working on campus and virtually in the skill areas of academics, executive functioning, life-skills, and social integration, Focus Collegiate guides students as they transition to independence using the college experience as a launching pad to success in the classroom and in life. The team at Focus Collegiate, comprised of clinical social workers, therapists, counselors, learning specialists, and advocates, has collected more than eight decades of experience working with young people in transition.