La Salle’s Counseling Team has hired Alicia Magee to serve as the school’s new College Advising Coordinator.
Magee will work closely with La Salle’s counseling staff to help students and families navigate the college search and application process. Magee is a familiar face at La Salle; she worked for several years as the school's testing and college resource coordinator.
“We will be sure to call upon Alicia's vast knowledge and expertise to further expand upon our counseling team's experience in helping to prepare students for post-secondary college options,” said Mario De Ieso, Vice Principal of Academics. “Alicia has already proven to be an invaluable resource for our students and families.”
Magee earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy (focusing on post-secondary, adult and continuing education) from Portland State University. The year, she completed a certificate in college advising from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is certified to teach in Oregon and Washington, and has worked as a special education teacher and academic advisor at an arts college in Oregon.
“I am excited to work once again with La Salle’s amazing counselors and staff to support students as they explore and plan for college and their futures,” she said. “I believe that students deserve caring, knowledgeable, and supportive educational professionals in their lives.”
Magee’s hiring reflects several changes in La Salle’s Counseling Team for the coming school year. Counselor Seth Altshuler left La Salle in June to pursue a private practice. Counselor Nancy Orr plans to retire at the end of the summer.