- Gather all the documentation you need to start the process early.
- Communicate like a pro and make yourself stand out from all the other students.
- ACE your interviews and get the job you want.
- Complete the college application RIGHT the first time without having to repeat it.
- Chose the RIGHT path for you and your future.
Choice #1 Continue to think that you’ll just “wait to apply” for college when you get a little closer to graduation because you don’t want to think about it right now and spoil all of your end-of-senior year fun.
Choice #2 Watch your classmates start their college life or careers with excitement because they had a plan for life after high school while you are in worry and frustration mode because you don’t know what you’re going to do next.
Choice #3 Brush your shoulders off and get this book. Plan for your future success so you begin living the life of your dreams, go to the school you want, and work the job you want by choice rather than by chance. Your parents will be glad you made the right choice.
Selina Thedford was Born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Decatur, Georgia. Selina has worked as an educator for over 33 years serving as a principal, assistant principal and mathematics teacher.
She received her doctorate and specialist in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota. She earned her master’s degree in Math Education from Jacksonville State University and her Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Clark College.
As an administrator Dr. Thedford has received several awards; Outstanding Georgia Citizen, and Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers and Educators. She is also a member of Leadership DeKalb Class of 2010 and an active Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Thedford continues to enrich the lives of young leaners and young leaders. She believes that it is important to be a source of encouragement Inspiration and knowledge. Dr. Thedford is the mother of four children, Carmen, Maso III, Candace and Carly.
Donita Townsel is a life long educator with over 31 years of experience as a teacher and professional school counselor. She holds a Biology degree from Talladega College, Talladega, AL which led her to become a science educator for fourteen years at the middle and high school levels. She obtained her master’s degree in school counseling from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL. During her sixteen years as a counselor both at the middle and high school levels she lead a counseling department which received national recognition, the RAMP award from the American School Counseling Association in 2011.
A passionate life long learner and leadership advocate and specialist, Ms. Townsel recently completed her certification as a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach. Through speaking, training and coaching she hopes to add value to educators, youth and parents by inspiring them to lead and build strong, healthy communities.