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Shondra Carpenter
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Shondra recognized the ongoing need for direction in the college admissions process. She formed Steele Street College Consulting (SSCC) in 2014 in order to utilize her expertise and passion for working with students as they find the right fit for their future. Shondra believes that the right fit for a student is the most important factor for success in finding a college, as it becomes the student’s home for the duration of their study. 

 

Shondra attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she received a BA in History & Spanish, UNLV where she received a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and the University of Phoenix where she received an MA in School Counseling. She has 23 years of experience working in the high school setting, first as a Spanish and Social Studies teacher, and since 2002, as a high school counselor. 

 

Shondra is an associate member of the Independent Education Consultant Association (IECA) and an active member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She has served on Counselor Advisory Boards to several universities and has developed professional relationships with college and university representatives from across the country. Her experience working with students, visiting college campuses, and studying the world of college admissions, has helped her recognize what it takes to support students and families achieve success throughout the college planning process. 

 

When not working with students, Shondra can be found traveling (most often visiting college campuses), practicing yoga, enjoying time with her husband & two teenagers, her beloved Yorkie & Golden-Doodle puppy.

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Abby Reynolds
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Abby’s interest in college consulting was “sparked” while her oldest daughter worked with SSCC on her college journey in 2017. Since then, Abby has completed the Independent Education Consultant (IEC) Certification through the University of California at Irvine. Abby is also in the process of becoming an associate member of the Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).  

 

Abby attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Marketing. Following graduation, Abby spent the majority of her professional life as a project manager for Global Crossing. Abby is an active member in her Denver community and has fostered strong relationships with several public, private and charter schools. She is involved with the Education Committee at the CU Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and helps promote the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. 

 

Abby truly believes in finding the “right-fit” school for each student, and that is seen through her own three children who have collectively attended three different elementary schools, three different middle schools and two different high schools. Abby’s passion for mental health and finding the “right fit,” combined with her education has helped Abby understand how to be successful in the college admissions process. 

 

In her free time, Abby enjoys the Colorado outdoors and can often be found walking her two goldendoodles, kickboxing, or hiking. Abby has been married to her husband Morgan for 21 years and they have three children.  

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Michele Doll
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Michele, Doctor of Education, earned her Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in Educational Leadership.  Michele also attended Loyola Marymount University where she earned both a BA in History and a M.Ed. in Teaching and Administration.  Michele has 28 years of progressively increasing education experience serving students and parents as a High School Teacher, High School Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal, High School Principal, District Office Administrator and currently as Assistant Superintendent of a TK-12 Unified School District.

 

Michele is a result orientated professional who believes in building collaborative partnerships to maximize opportunities for students.  Her educational leadership experience and her belief in the academic, social, and emotional growth of students has led to her professional success and a broad understanding of how best to assist students.  Michele knows that there is a college or university out there for every student.

 

As an educator she has assisted hundreds of students through both the college application process and the actual transition from high school to college.  For Michele it isn’t just about where you go to college, but why you go.  It is all about finding the right fit and getting involved in student life throughout the 4-year college experience. 

 

When not working, Michele and her husband can be found cheering on the USC football team, snowboarding in Mammoth Lakes, and visiting their two college aged daughters at the University of Alabama and Northern Arizona University.

"From our very first meeting with Steele Street College Consulting, we knew there was a strategy in place to help our daughter navigate the college admissions process. Patience, kindness and gentle inquiry helped her figure out which tests to take, narrow down her choices and set priorities during her junior year. Then, during her senior year, SSCC helped her stay on track and meet deadlines with their structured framework, supportive software and in-person meetings. Our daughter got into the college of her dreams with the help of Shondra and her team!"

Robin C.
Parent of Student Attending American University