Joanna Newton, LaRue County High School’s new guidance counselor, brings with her a great amount of experience in guiding others down their college and career paths.
A lot of that experience was gained in higher education where she has worked for 10 years.
“I started as an admissions counselor with Midway College and progressed to the Director of Online Admissions,” said Newton. “Looking for options to work one-on-one with students, I began working with Bluegrass Community and Technical College as a student services specialist.”
While there, her roles included student recruitment, new student orientation, and advising. Most recently, she served as the West Central Kentucky Outreach Counselor for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
“Most people are familiar with KHEAA, in part, due to the KEES scholarship,” she shared. “Working with KHEAA I was responsible for a nine-county territory promoting college and career readiness to students, both traditional and nontraditional.”
Her experience has left her familiar with the college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid.