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Navigating the College Entrance Process

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 19 Adar 5781

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

Michelle Franks will moderate an in-depth discussion with Marissa Warren and Beth DeBeer as they explore the college process, including how to find the right fit and what goes into the application process including the essay, standardized testing and letters of recommendation. This session will include topics everyone is concerned with as well as, time for individual questions to be asked in the chat and answered.


Marissa Warren has been a guidance counselor at Yorktown High School for the past 22 years. Prior to becoming a guidance counselor, Marissa worked in admissions at the University of Rhode Island as well as Berkeley College in NYC, a public and private college respectively. Over the course of her career, Marissa has helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of attending college by focusing on helping students find the right fit and thoughtfully streamlines the process so that students and parents can enjoy the experience with minimal stress and anxiety. Marissa attended the University of Rhode Island and earned her MS Ed. from Fordham University in 1999. She lives in Croton on Hudson with her two teenage boys.

Michelle Franks has extensive experience working with high school students and their families.  She was a social worker at the high school level for over 20 years, often collaborating with guidance staff to help students and families address social emotional needs that impact students' academic success.  Just this year she transitioned into an administrative position at the middle school level.  She has a deep passion for helping students foster and achieve their academic goals without sacrificing emotional well being and growth.  Michelle has a Masters degree in Social Work from Boston University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.  She lives in Croton with her husband and 15 year old daughter, and has another daughter who is currently a freshman in college.  

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