Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Jenni King

Jenni King is a Senior College Counselor with Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.

 

BA, Skidmore College
EdM, Tufts University
CAGS, Northeastern University

 

While working as a counselor and counseling department head in Newton, Jenni made frequent presentations on the college process at both Newton North and Newton South high schools. She has also a been a presenter at the College Board and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors(NACAC). Jenni has been working as a college consultant since retiring as Counseling Department Chair at Newton South High School in 2007.

In Her Own Words:

My approach to college counseling:

“As a parent and seasoned practitioner, I recognize that the college process can be stressful for families. I try to help parents and students manage their anxiety by demystifying what colleges want and by keeping students on track. My approach is holistic; I do my best to really understand my students in order to help find the best fit for them. I am comfortable working with a wide range of students and enjoy seeing them mature, even in the relatively short amount of time I have with them. From many years of experience I know that who students are when I meet them is not who they will become.”

Things I love most about the process:

“I love watching students evolve from the time I meet them to spring of senior year when they are making decisions about where to matriculate.  I also find great satisfaction in helping families manage their anxiety around the whole college process as I know that outcomes are always better than families anticipate they will be.  Partnering in launching students is the most fulfilling career I can imagine.”

How I enjoy spending my spare time:

“In my spare time, my greatest joy is spending time with my two grown sons, their wives and my grandchildren.  I also love traveling, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, biking, gardening and reading.”