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Kimberly Shepherd
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Independent Educational Consultant: part teen whisperer, part mediator.
Independent Educational Consultant: part teen whisperer, part mediator.

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Except it should be Snapchat... #ksa #collegeguidance #fridayfunny
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Share this with a young person. Mention that a friend of theirs could become depressed. http://ow.ly/UwJP30eoZKu #ksa #collegeguidance

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Review BEFORE your child leaves for college. No parent expects their child to harm themselves. http://ow.ly/AMZn30eoYjj #ksa #collegeguidance

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In 6th grade my daughter took advanced math, earning a B+ in 3 quarters, an A in the last. Yet her testing placed her in algebra for 7th grade. Algebra is a HS course, so what a 7th grader earns will be on their HS transcript that colleges will evaluate. With her teacher's support, I requested a change to pre-algebra.

Achievement tests should not dictate our children's futures.

"Princeton based Mathematica Policy Research compared PARCC test scores with freshman grade point average and found only 16% could be predicted (in the best case) by the math test and less than 1% by the English Language Arts score."

http://ow.ly/VQ8c30eoUTI

#ksa #collegeguidance #achievementtests

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KSA stands with University of Virginia in rejecting the ideology of intolerance and hate. We serve students & families representing every race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, and disability status.

Silence is the voice of complicity. Please raise your voice against hatred in all forms.

#ksa #collegeguidance #motivationmonday #nomorehate
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Consider cutting the world's longest umbilical cord. #ksa #collegeguidance #fridayfunny
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If you're not familiar with Gretchen Rubin I urge you to change that today.

"Find out if you're an UPHOLDER, OBLIGER, QUESTIONER or REBEL and how to harness your strengths." (From her book The Four Tendencies, releasing Sept 12th!)

I use a vast personal toolkit to assist my students and clients, and Gretchen's work is part of my library.

My primary tendency? REBEL. And I'm raising a rebel daughter. It's not pretty sometimes. But knowledge is power, shiny humans!

http://ow.ly/ycw030e7e69

#ksa #collegeguidance #thefourtendencies #gretchenrubin

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YES. This is why I love my students!

"Teenagers are incredible. They are funny, smart, eager to please, and up for just about anything as long as food is involved. They have the most generous hearts and want desperately to be loved and validated. They are quirky and messy and have the best sense of humor."

http://ow.ly/nVbH30e73c7

#ksa #collegeguidance #teens #parenting

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Are you familiar with the many faces of social anxiety? Thanks, GeekMomhttp://ow.ly/gxkN30e72cO #ksa #collegeguidance #socialanxiety

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You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed. Thank you, Misty Copeland #ksa #collegeguidance #motivationmonday
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