Margaret McNally, M.Ed., founder of McNally College Consulting, is an experienced educator who knows what a difference one-on-one attention can make to students and their families navigating the college admissions process.
Margaret brings a depth of experience in education to her Brooklyn practice. Having taught English in public and private high schools for more than a decade, she is particularly sensitive to the unique abilities and challenges of each of her students.
Her love of teaching coupled with her years as a journalist has proven indispensable in working with students on one of the key elements of the application process: the college essay.
Margaret has also served as Director of Admissions and College Counselor at at Desert Academy, in Santa Fe, NM, an International Baccalaureate school, where she designed the curriculum for the College Counseling program. She has a broad international education beginning in Grenoble, France, and continuing at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with graduate studies at UCLA and the College of Santa Fe in the USA.
Margaret regularly visits colleges throughout the country and attends national and regional conferences. McNally College Consulting is a professional member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Guided Path, a MyCCA Corporation product, the International Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC), and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
Click here to download Margaret's article on preparing for college admissions, from the February 2012 issue of Connections, the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce's monthly newsletter.
Jonathan Wacks is the founding director of the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY and the former Chair of the Film School at Emerson College in Boston.
His years in the Hollywood and independent film and TV industries following graduation from UCLA Film School give him a unique understanding of film education in America.