Deidre Cuffee-Gray has been named the new ARHS new college and career counselor.
Ms. Cuffee-Gray has been the Department Co-Chair and College-Bound Counselor at The Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield for the past eleven years. There she built the college planning program which had 10 years of graduates with 100% college admissions. Renaissance is an EL Education school which has daily Crew, or Advisory, and practices restorative justice and circling on a daily basis.
Prior to working at Renaissance, she worked at Brattleboro Union High School in Vermont for three years as the Department Chair of School Counseling; Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network (a school reform organization); several independent schools in New York City and Connecticut; and at the Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, her alma mater.
MS. Cuffee-Gray has instituted a number of new initiatives in order to increase her accessibility to seniors. Most notable is “College In the Caf” where she is in the ARHS cafeteria one lunch period per day.
Come meet Ms Cuffee-Gray at the PGO’s November Coffee with the College Counselor on November 13th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the ARHS Library.