Founder of Homeschool Success
- College Counseling Certificate
- Homeschooling parent, K-12
- Member of professional organizations including Higher Education Consultants Association
- Wide-ranging education experience including curriculum developer, college instructor, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
How did you become involved in homeschooling?
We chose to homeschool because we wanted the flexibility of a customized education. It worked out so well for us that we homeschooled all the way through from kindergarten through college admissions. I appreciate the diversity of the homeschooling community. It is my belief that homeschooling is at its best when children receive an education that fits with their unique needs and the goals of their family.
How did you become a college consultant?
While I’m happy to report our homeschool planning and research resulted in full college scholarships, effectively guiding children with diverse needs and abilities requires more in-depth training. I graduated with distinction from UCLA, the top college admissions program in the nation. My certification reflects completion of an on the job practicum in college advising as well as intensive study of all aspects of the college admissions process including financial aid and scholarships, counseling, research, applications, testing, and working with special needs students. I also work with a limited number of traditionally schooled students and can be reached through Hettle College Consulting.
How do you keep up on the latest trends?
The field of college counseling is one that is rapidly changing and consultants need to commit a great deal of energy to keep up to date with the latest information and resources. I am a member of professional organizations including the Higher Education Consultants Association and the Kentucky Association for College Admissions Counseling. I operate within the strict ethical guidelines of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling Statement of Principles of Good Practice.