About Mrs. Self

I have been a high school counselor since 2005, previously working at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida and Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Alabama. I received my M.A. degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2005, with a specialization in School Counseling, and a double B.A. degree in both Psychology and Criminal Justice from UAB in 2002.

I have been an active member of the Alabama Counseling Association, serving the local chapter as the publications coordinator from 2009-2011, president from 2011-2012, historian from 2015-2016, and secretary 2016-2017.  I have also been affiliated with other counseling associations including the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

I love my job and I especially love working with high school students. It is rewarding to watch students realize their college and career goals, and then take steps to make those goals come true.  I try to show my students that with determination and hard work they can achieve anything, and I hope I inspire them to achieve their goals.