Meet Ivy Johnson and Learn about the College Process

Meet Ivy Johnson and learn about the college acceptance process –

Wednesday, October 2nd at 7pm

Hillside is very excited to have Ivy Johnson join the staff this year as Acting Academic Counselor.  We invite all upper school students and their families to join us as Ivy explains the process involved in being accepted into undergraduate programs in four-year private colleges and universities.

Topics included will be:

    • Hillside’s 12th grade involvement in the Running Start program
    • The college testing sequence at Hillside
    • Information that she will request in order to write her recommendation
    • The Common Application
    • SAT Prep Club

If you can’t make the meeting, please feel free to contact Ivy at for more information.

Ivy Johnson

I am so pleased to be joining the Hillside School Community. As acting counselor, I look forward to using my experience in higher education to assist students in their planning and decision making process. There is very little that I find as rewarding as sharing with students the wisdom and the knowledge brought on by experience, and where possible, arming them with tools and guidance so as to assist them in fulfilling their dreams.

I moved here about a year ago with my family from the state of Texas where I worked as a college admissions counselor and recruitment coordinator at Texas A&M University. Prior to that I called the state of Florida my home and was fortunate to first gain experience working with older students pursuing secondary educational skills by teaching language and test prep at a junior college. I also taught 4th and 5th grade which  enabled me to remain current in practices in elementary education. I took coursework at the University of Florida in psychology and plan to at some (hopefully) near future date complete graduate level work that will enable me to work as a licensed therapist.

My family and I have settled in the area now and I am optimistic that here at Hillside, I can use my background as an opportunity to contribute the many skills that I have acquired through my past experiences toward working with a new group of students.

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