Professional Development Committee

Interim Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)

Committee Members:

  • Anthony Ambrogi, St. Catherine's School (VA)
  • Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA)
  • Tisa Frederick, West Springfield High School (VA)
  • Barbara Hancock, The Potomac School (DC)
  • Christine Jenkins, Univ. of MD Baltimore County (MD)
  • Matthew Johnson, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)
  • Matt Kaberline, Georgetown Visitation (DC)
  • Jeannine Lalonde, University of Virginia (VA)
  • Rebekah LaPlante, Radford University (VA)
  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter Sch (DC)
  • Mary Layman,The Covenant School (VA)
  • Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
  • Luis Portillo, University of Delaware (DC & VA)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Ben Rous, Hampton Roads Academy (VA)
  • Jennifer Scott, Norfolk Academy (VA)
  • Lauren Wagner, George Mason University (VA)
  • Libby Weith, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA)
  • Jennifer Williams, Jemicy School School (MD)
  • Hannah Wolff, Langley High School - CCS (VA)
  • Rachel Wyant, St. Margaret's School (VA)


The Professional Development Committee develops programs, training models and forums for professional issues and trends which will assist in the development of college admission counseling at secondary schools and post-secondary institutions.  To view our archive of past events and professional development materials, login as a member and click on the sub menus under Professional Development.  If you are not a member, please visit and click on "Join" under the Membership Information section.

The co-chairs of Professional Development will work to build a cohesive professional development program that seeks to serve the membership of PCACAC. Specifically, the co-chairs will organize and manage a committee that will plan the day-to-day professional development programs. Furthermore, the co-chairs will help identify and develop future leaders of PCACAC by recruiting young professionals to present at programs.  The co-chairs will report on efforts, as well as represent the interests of Professional Development to the President's Council through regular board meetings and communication with President of PCACAC.

A member benefit

Members may login at to access hidden menus under "Professional Development".  There you can view our program schedules, session materials,  information on faculty, sponsors, keynote speakers, and grants/scholarships offered.

What's Coming Up?

Other Professional Development Opportunities

  • College Access & Success Symposium 
    September 12, 2018

    TGR Foundation and Raise DC invite you to attend the College Access & Success Symposium on September 12. The full-day symposium provides high school educators, counselors, advisors, mentors, and community stakeholders the opportunity to collaborate and share resources to best serve DC students in accessing and achieving college success. Participants will tackle topics ranging from college applications and financial aid to match and fit, power skills, and more.
    Register for free at (Deadline to register is September 4). The event will be held at Catholic University of America, and complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.

  • NACAC Events
  • NACAC College Fairs in our region.

Year-round:  Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) SAIL (Succeed, Advancement, Innovate, Lead) Program. CLICK HERE to learn more.
September 25, 2018 from 5-8pm

University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower
Salt Lake City, UT