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Administration

Jack S. Truxillo
  • President
  • Graduate of Jesuit High School
  • M.Ed., Administration Loyola University New Orleans
  • B.A., Secondary Education University of New Orleans
  • Founding administrator for Louisiana’s first charter school
  • Associate Superintendent, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Admissions Director, Jesuit High School
  • Principal, Saint Agnes School
  • Dean of Students, John Q. Adams Middle School
  • Dean of Students, Jefferson Community School
  • Principal, Jefferson Parish Summer Schools and Special Education Extended School Year Program
  • Outstanding Teacher, Jefferson Parish Public Schools
  • Outstanding Graduate in Administration, Loyola University
  • Alumnus of the Year, St. Agnes School
  • Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Member, National Catholic Education Association
  • Member, Chief Administrators of Catholic Education
  • Member, Catholic Schools Principals’ Association
  • Member, Association of School Business Officials
Yvonne Legrand Hrapmann
  • Principal
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 1976
  • M. Ed. University of New Orleans
  • B.S. University of New Orleans
  • High School Administrators Catechist Certification, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • CRS Ambassador to Africa
  • Principals’ LEADTech Participant
  • School Leadership Center Fellow 2007
  • Cabrini Alumna of the Year 1998
  • Sr. Josephine Tsuei, Cabrini Mission Award
  • Member of National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Principals
  • Member of Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Member of National Catholic Educators Association
Helene Tucker
  • Academic Assistant Principal
  • M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction University of New Orleans
  • B.S. Louisiana State University
  • Certification in Computer Literacy, University of New Orleans
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2008
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Teacher
  • Member of Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Member of National Council for the Social Studies
  • Member of Louisiana Council for the Social Studies
Vivian Deschapelles Coutin
  • Assistant Principal-Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
  • M.A.T. Tulane University
  • B.A. Newcomb College of Tulane University
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Spanish Language and Culture
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2012
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2008
  • School Leadership Center Fellow 2016
  • Outstanding Spanish Teacher of Louisiana-2000 LSU Symposium for Spanish Teachers of Louisiana
  • American Legion Teacher of the Year 2005
  • Cabrini High School Lead Teacher
  • Nicholls State University Distinguished Educator Award
  • Co-worker in the Vineyard Mission and Service Award 2015
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Member of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Past President of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Founding member of Council for the Development of Spanish in Louisiana
  • Member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
  • Educational Leader and Mentor, National Youth Leadership Forum
  • SBE Teacher Leader Cadre Summer Institute 2001-2003
  • Founding Member Cabrini High School Professional Learning Book Club
  • Member of Sociedad Espanola
  • President of Sociedad Espanola
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee Chair 2008
Cristen Watters
  • Dean of Students
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 2003
  • B.S. Spring Hill College
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Calculus AB
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2014
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Greater New Orleans Teachers of Mathematics

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English

Michelle Fortier
  • Chairperson
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 1997 (Valedictorian)
  • M.A. University of New Orleans
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Language and Composition
  • Cabrinian Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2017
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2010
  • Member of the International Society of Technology in Education
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
Ashley Evison
  • B.A. University of New Orleans, English
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, English Literature and Composition
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2016
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
Caroline Argus Harris
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 1987
  • B.S. University of Southern Mississippi
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2010
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women Teachers in Education
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of the International Society of Technology in Education
  • Member Louisiana Communication Association
Amy Martin-Klumpp
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 2007
  • M.A. University of New Orleans, English/British Literature/Rhetoric/Teaching
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans, History
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans, English Literature
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2013
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
Todd Schrenk
  • M.F.A. University of New Orleans, with distinction
  • B.F.A. DePaul University
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2017
  • Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
Maxwell Wheeler
  • Ph.D. Florida State University
  • M.A. Florida State University
  • B.A. Rollins College
  • Level I Catechist Formation Certification, Diocese of Pensacola
  • Published "Charlotte Smith’s Historical Narratives and the English Subject" inPrism(s): Essays in Romanticism, Vol. 10.
  • Bertram and Ruth Davis Award for Outstanding Dissertation in English Literature, 2008
  • Florida Historical Society Teacher of the Year
  • Nicholls State University Distinguished Educator Award
  • Howard Fox Literary Prize Recipient
  • Member of Modern Language Association
  • Member of The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

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Mathematics

Ann Luke
  • Chairperson
  • M.A. Xavier University of Louisiana
  • B.S. Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teaching 2014
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2009
  • Nicholls State University Distinguished Educator Award
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Greater New Orleans Teachers of Mathematics
Amy Allende
  • B.S. Louisiana State University
  • Alternate Baccalaureate Degree Louisiana State University
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2015
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
Caitlin Duplantier
  • B.S. University of North Texas
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Computer Science Principles
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2015
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
Susan Morere
  • M. Ed. University of New Orleans
  • B.S. University of New Orleans, Mathematics 
  • Certified Dual Enrollment Instructor, Louisiana State University
  • University of New Orleans / LaSIP Lesson Study Teacher Leader, 2013
  • LaSIP UNO Leaders of Mathematics through Inquiry Based Learning
  • "You Make a Difference" Educator Award, Nicholls State University,  2010, 2012, 2013
  • Teacher of Distinction, Greater New Orleans Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
  • Member of National Council of Teacher of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Barbara Stott
  • M.A. Tulane University, Mathematics Teaching
  • B.S. Louisiana State University, Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher,  Calculus AB
  • Certified Dual Enrollment Teacher, University of New Orleans
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
  • Member of Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Greater New Orleans Teachers of Mathematics
Maureen Walsh
  • M. Ed. Boston College
  • M.P.S. Loyola University New Orleans
  • B.S. DePaul University      
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2012
  • Member of  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics

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Science

Ann Smart
  • Chairperson
  • M.A.S.T. University of New Orleans
  • B.S. University of New Orleans
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Biology
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2012
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2014
  • Featured on WYES "Teaching that Works"
  • National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers 2006
  • American Petroleum Institute Chairman's Award
  • Cabrinian Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2015
  • Pittcon "Extra Effort in Education" Award
  • PCRM "Cut Above" Award
  • Member of Who's Who Among America's Teachers Multiple years
  • Member National Science Teachers Association
  • Member Louisiana Science Teachers Association
  • Member Louisiana Environmental Educators Association
  • Founding Member Cabrini High School Professional Learning Book Club
Kathy Gosciniak
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering Case Western University
  • Graduate Education Certification in Chemistry 
  • Senior Battery Engineer - Eveready Battery Company
  • Senior Research Engineer - General Dynamics
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher,  Chemistry II
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Computer Science Principles
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2012
  • Member of Louisiana Science Teacher Association
  • Member of National Science Teacher Association
  • Member of American Chemical Society
Lauren Holstein
  • M.Ed. LSU
  • B.S. LSU
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Biology II
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2015
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2014
  • Member of the National Science Teachers Association
  • Member of Louisiana Science Teachers Association
Lisa Surgi
  • B.S. University of Georgia
  • Project Lead the Way Teacher
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2012
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2016
  • Member Louisiana Science Teachers Association
  • Louisiana Science Teachers Association Presenter
  • Member National Science Teachers Association
  • Member American Chemical Society

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Social Studies

Lisa Howley Dubus
  • Chairperson
  • Student Life Coordinator
  • Cabrini Graduate  Class of 1981
  • B.S. University of New Orleans
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher,  World History
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, United States History
  • Cabrinian Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2016
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2008
  • Trained in LA Bar Assoc. Legal Continuing Education
  • Southern Law Enforcement Critical Incident Stress Debriefer
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers
  • Member of Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity International
  • Member of National Council for the Social Studies
  • Member of Louisiana Council for the Social Studies
Paul Distler
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, World History
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society
  • Member of Organization of American Historian
  • Member of the National Geographic Society
  • Member of Louisiana Council for the Social Studies
  • Member of National Council for the Social Studies
Paige Holtgreve
  • B.A Tulane University
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, French Language
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
Velinda Mascorro
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 1989
  • B.A. Tulane University
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies: State University of New York, University of New Orleans, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Psychology
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • Language Immersion Institute, State University of New York
  • Bilingual Storyteller, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Family Literacy Program 2008
  • Member of Sociedad Española
Sean Sloan
  • B.A. University of Georgia
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, World History
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2017
  • Member of National Council for the Social Studies
  • Member of Louisiana Council for the Social Studies
Max H. Yuratich
  • M.B.A. Louisiana State University
  • B.A., History Louisiana State University
  • Graduate, Defense Language Institute
  • Graduate, U.S. Army Interrogator School
  • Teacher Certification -Social Studies, University of New Orleans
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, U.S. History
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Government
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Politics: U.S.
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2017
  • Scholar, Lincoln Seminar at Oxford University '09
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2009
  • Member of National Council for the Social Studies
  • Member of Louisiana Council for the Social Studies

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Foreign Language

Vivian Deschapelles Coutin
  • Assistant Principal-Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
  • Chairperson
  • M.A.T. Tulane University
  • B.A. Newcomb College of Tulane University
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Spanish Language and Culture
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2012
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2008
  • School Leadership Center Fellow 2016
  • Outstanding Spanish Teacher of Louisiana-2000 LSU Symposium for Spanish Teachers of Louisiana
  • American Legion Teacher of the Year, 2005
  • Cabrini High School Lead Teacher
  • Nicholls State University Distinguished Educator Award
  • Co-worker in the Vineyard Mission and Service Award 2015
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Member of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Past President of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Founding member of Council for the Development of Spanish in Louisiana
  • Member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
  • Educational Leader and Mentor, National Youth Leadership Forum
  • SBE Teacher Leader Cadre Summer Institute 2001-2003
  • Founding Member Cabrini High School Professional Learning Book Club.
  • Member of  Sociedad Española
  • President of Sociedad Espanola
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee Chair 2008
Jennifer Cabrera
  • B.A. Keene State College
  • M.A. Romance Languages, University of New Orleans
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2015
  • Member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
  • Member of  Sociedad Española
Paige Holtgreve
  • B.A Tulane University
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, French Language
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
Velinda Mascorro
  • Cabrini Graduate  Class of 1989
  • B.A. Tulane University
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies: State University of New York, University of New Orleans, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Psychology
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • Language Immersion Institute, State University of New York
  • Bilingual Storyteller, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Family Literacy Program 2008
  • Member of  Sociedad Española

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Religion

Denise Theriot
  • Chairperson
  • B.S. University of New Orleans
  • Lay Ecclesial Minister, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Catechist Archdiocese of New Orleans, Pontifical Institute of Catechetics and Spirituality
  • New Orleans Teens Encounter Christ Retreat Program, 1989-present; Core Group Member 1990-1996, 2006-2008
  • High School of Religion Confirmation Program Coordinator, Our Lady of Lourdes, 1992-1995
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
Laura Arand
  • B.A. DePaul University
Rachel Hodkinson
  • B.A. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, English
  • B.A. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Theology-Religious Education
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2013
  • Theology of the Body Program for Teens, Middle and High School Certification: Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society
  • Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English
Tiffany Durr Matherne
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of  2000
  • B.S. Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
Nadine LeBlanc Pizer
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 1976
  • B.A. Louisiana State University
  • Secondary Education Teacher Certification, Prairie View A&M University
  • Elementary and Secondary Catechist, Parish and High School Religion Teacher Certification: Archdiocese of New Orleans Pontifical
  • Cabrinian Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2016
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2014
  • Racial Sobriety Trainer Certification
  • Just Faith Facilitator
  • CRS Ambassador to Africa
  • Cabrini Alumnae of the Year 2014
  • Cabrinian Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Member of Institute of Catechetics and Spirituality
  • Member of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fair Trade Ambassador; Local Fair Trade Committee

 

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Business

Caitlin Duplantier
  • B.S. University of North Texas
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Computer Science Principles
  • Research for Better Teaching Skillful Teacher 2015 
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
Kirk Maronge
  • B.S. Louisiana State University
  • Research for Better Teaching  Skillful Teacher 2015

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Fine Arts

Elizabeth Argus
  • Chairperson
  • M.F.A. Tulane University
  • B.F.A. Newcomb College
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
  • Professional Singer, Dancer, and Actress
  • Private Voice Instructor
  • Principal Actress, Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre
  • Concert Vocalist
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher,  Music Theory
  • School Leadership Center Leadership Initiative Program 2016
  • Member of Actors' Equity Association
  • Member of the National Association for Music Education
  • Member of the American Choral Directors Association
Cissie Gardner
  • B.F.A. Louisiana State University
  • Nonpublic School Certification - ATI Teachers Program - Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing
  • Certified Advanced Placement Teacher, Studio Art
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2016
  • Member of the International Society of Technology in Education
  • Member of National Art Education Association
  • Member of Louisiana Art Education Association
Meghan Kessel
  • B.F.A. Louisiana State University
  • B.M.E. Loyola University New Orleans
  • Member of National Association for Music Educators
  • Member of American Choral Directors Association
  • Member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity

 

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Health and Physical Education

Kasey Laird Dennies
  • Chairperson
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 2008
  • M.S. Georgia Southern University, Kinesiology, Coaching Education
  • B.S. Millsaps College, Biology
  • Member of Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) American
  • Member of Louisiana High School Athletic Association
  • Member of American Volleyball Coaches Association
  • Member of Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association
Sarah Carr
  • B.E. University of Alabama, Human Performance Exercise Sciences
  • Certified USA Swimming Coach
  • Member of Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Ryan Hodkinson
  • M.S. University of Brighton, Sport and Exercise Science
  • B.S. University of Brighton
  • Louisiana Fire Jrs. - Soccer Staff Coach 2013-Present
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength Coaches Association
  • Football Association Level 2 Award in Coaching Soccer
  • NVQ Award in Coaching Studies
  • Member of Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) American
  • Member of British Association for Sport and Exercise Science, 2008-2013
  • Member of Louisiana High School Athletic Association
  • Member of Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Nancy Walsh
  • M.A. University of New Orleans, Education
  • B.A. Central Methodist University,  Physical Education, Nutrition
  • Member of Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) American
  • Member of Louisiana High School Athletic Association
  • Member of Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Member of Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association
  • Member Women's Basketball Coaches Association
  • Member of National High School Basketball Coaches Association

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Library

Amy Martin-Klumpp
  • Cabrini Graduate Class of 2007
  • M.A. University of New Orleans, English/British Literature/Rhetoric/Teaching
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans, History
  • B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans, English Literature
  • Research for Better Teacher Skillful Teacher 2013
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of Louisiana Council of Teachers of English

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Guidance

Renee Boyer
  • Student Life Assistant Coordinator
  • Sophomore and Junior Guidance Counselor
  • M.A. New York University
  • B.A. University of New Orleans
  • Art Therapist Registered
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Member of Art Therapy Credentials Board
  • Member of Louisiana Counseling Association
Nicole Ficaro
  • Pre-Freshman and Freshman Guidance Counselor
  • M.Ed. University of New Orleans
  • B.A. University of New Orleans
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Member of Louisiana Counseling Association
Charlene Hibbs
  • Guidance Coordinator
  • Post Graduate of Dance Masters of America Teachers, State University of New York
  • Louisiana Association of Dance Masters
  • National Certified Examiner of DMA
Susan Yelton
  • Director of Guidance
  • Senior Guidance Counselor and College Advisor
  • M.S. Southern University of New Orleans
  • B.S. University of Scranton
  • LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Member of National Association of Social Workers
  • Member of the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Member of National Association of College Admissions Counseling

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