Students

Recruitment and K-12 Coaching

Community College Career Coach Project

Reynolds is committed to helping high school students successfully transition into post-secondary opportunities. The Reynolds high school career coach project places part-time college employees at area high schools. Career coaches help students set goals and make make plans for their lives after high school.  The program is a collaborative  between Reynolds Community College, the Virginia Community College System,  and the Virginia Department of Education.

Potential outcomes for the Career Coach project are to increase the number of high school students prepared for a number career pathway programs, community college enrollment in a career and technical field, apprenticeships, employment, and dual enrollment.

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College currently has eight Career Coaches located at the following schools:

Ms. Carl finds the collaborative nature of being a career coach extremely compelling. Providing guidance as well as the tools to help students prepare for and be successful in college coursework and in their careers is her goal. Over the past twenty years, her experience as dean of learning resources and college advancement at Rappahannock Community College, reference librarian at Tidewater Community college and Old Dominion University help her bring a big picture approach to the table when working with students; meeting them where they are and addressing their individual needs as they progress through their educational journey.

Cherie Carl

 

Cherie N. Carl, MLS

ACA Career Coach

John Randolph Tucker High School

Henrico County Public Schools

 

Rick Cole

Rick Cole, M.Ed.

ACA Career Coach

Powhatan High School

Powhatan County Public Schools

 

Rick Cole has served as the Career Coach at Powhatan High School since 2010, helping students to explore and plan for careers and/or post-secondary education. He is a retired high school principal and a former health and physical education teacher. He also works part time during the summers in the Office of Enrollment Services at Reynolds.

 

Mrs. Susan Daniel Fayad brings with her more than 17 years of experience in the field of education. Her various experiences in the field include elementary education and international education programs. In the last 10 years, she has concentrated on advising, as a state department sponsored education adviser in Lebanon, a financial aid adviser for GRASP and a college instructor in Student Success.  Susan believes that these collective experiences allow her to see the nuances and perspectives of career counseling and enable her to connect better with students to navigate their career pathways.

 

Susan Fayad

Susan Daniel Fayad, M.A.

Huguenot High School

Richmond City Public Schools

 

LaToya Harvey-Harrington

LaToya Harvey-Harrington, M.Ed.

John Marshall High School

Richmond City Public Schools

 

Mrs. Harvey-Harrington is no stranger to the field of education. She has over 7 years experience as a middle and high school teacher. Being a career coach is a perfect fit for LaToya, allowing her to combine her love for education and her passion for guiding students toward their professional and academic goals. Mrs. Harvey-Harrington holds a Masters degree in Secondary Education. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Roerink graduated in 2001 from James Madison University with an undergraduate degree and from the University of Memphis in 2006 with a M.S. degree in School Counseling. Her various experiences in the education field include serving as a high school counselor, college admissions counselor, and working in Student Disability Services at the college level. She believes serving students in these different capacities has given her a unique perspective of preparing students to be successful in their college and career endeavors. She has a passion for building relationships with her ACA students and parents and believes communication between all is essential. 

 E Roerink Career Coach

Elizabeth H. Roerink, M.S.

ACA Career Coach

Lee Davis High School

Patrick Henry High School

Hanover County Public Schools

 

 

Taylor Reahard Career Coach

Taylor Reahard, M.Ed.

ACA Career Coach

Goochland High School

Goochland County Public Schools

Mrs. Taylor Reahard received her B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in School Counseling, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has always had a passion for working with students in the school setting.  What she loves about the ACA program is she gets the chance to help students realize their dreams and discover different opportunities for post-secondary education to make those dreams a reality.   Getting to know her students and building relationships with them is what she finds most rewarding about her position.  As the ACA Career Coach, Mrs. Reahard is dedicated to supporting her students throughout the program and helping them to reach their full potential.

 

 

 

 

Coach Rose, as he prefers to be called, was born and reared in Richmond. He is known for his quick wit, enduring sense of humor, and pleasant smile. He received his undergraduate degree in instrumental music from North Carolina A&T University, a M.Ed. with a concentration in guidance and counseling from South Carolina State College, and holds a doctorate from The Infinity Bible Seminary of Richmond, VA. Coach Rose is a retired educator with more than 40 years of experience in the field of education. He is excited to return to his alma mata, Armstrong High School, as a career coach. 

 

 

 

Mel Rose

Melvin L. Rose, M.Ed.

Armstrong High School

Richmond City Public Schools

LaToya Spencer serves as the Early College Academy career coach at Reynolds. Her love for children and passion for helping others has lead to a career of education and counseling as a head start teacher, school counselor, and a mental health counselor for at-risk youth. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Virginia State University. She considers herself a nurturer by nature and looks forward to the opportunity to help each Early College Academy student accomplish their educational and career goals. 

 

ECA Career Coach Spencer

LaToya Spencer, M.S.

Early College Academy Career Coach

 

Jennifer Wells

Jennifer Wells, MA

ACA Career Coach

Highland Springs High School

Henrico County Public Schools

 

Ms. Wells has a background in teaching, school counseling, and employment services. Ms. Wells believes that using appreciative advising when working with students is the most effective and efficient means of drawing out students' values, interests, and skills in relation to career planning and preparedness.