"Initially, I found completing my college applications to be a daunting task, but because of Mrs. Chatters’, I had a smooth and enjoyable experience. She made it easy for me as a student by arranging meetings around my schedule. In our meetings, she guided me through each step and made sure all of my questions were answered. I was able to receive prompt answers to all of my college concerns through email outside of meeting times. Mrs.Chatters was there for me through every step of my application process. She even cheered me on the moment I clicked submit! Ultimately, I was able to do so with confidence and ease.
-Mikayla, (student, college counseling client)
Thanks to Tracy Chatters, I not only found an academic-excellent college to fit my future, but she helped me find one that was affordable for my family, matched my grades, and reflected my personality. Although I have known her for years, our meetings and contact remained professional displaying her appreciation and dedication to this subject. Her strong advice guided me on this important crossroad towards a university that will put me on the right path.- Michael (student, college counseling client)
I can’t say enough about the support and guidance that Tracy provides parents. The 504 and IEP process can be mystifying and frustrating when all you want is somebody to give your child what they need. She was able to put all the different pieces together in order to identify what my son needed and how to get it for him. When he was initially denied services, she reviewed all testing and helped me to successfully request an outside evaluation at the district’s expense. I relied on her expertise to understand the results of testing and identify what accommodations and support would help him grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Each year before his annual IEP, I review his progress and feedback from teachers with her to prepare for meeting with the IEP team. She ensures that I feel prepared and confident when otherwise, I would be a deer in the headlights. I will continue to rely on her when we begin the college search process and trust her to guide our son as he finds the right school for his next steps. Her suggestions are grounded in 17 years of education and advocacy for students, along with a wealth of knowledge about twice exceptional children. - Kirsten (Parent, Advocacy client)