Roanoke Catholic is pleased to announce that Lisa Smith, who has worked as the school’s guidance counselor since 2012, will assume the responsibilities of upper school academic advisor.
In her new position, Lisa will assist 8th-12th graders with scheduling and course selection; coordinate PSAT, Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT and other college testing; and guide seniors through the college application and scholarship process.
“I am so excited about working again with high school students,” she says. “I have always had an interest in high school students and I’ve missed being part of their lives.”
Lisa received her undergraduate and Master of Arts in Education degrees from Virginia Tech. She worked as RCS upper school guidance counselor from 2000-2002 before taking time off for several years to raise three children. Her husband, Trey, is a partner at Gentry Locke law firm.
In 2012, she returned to RCS as a part-time guidance counselor, a position she will continue along with upper school academic advisor.
“I am very approachable and I want people to feel free to come to me,” she says. “I have a daughter who is a high school sophomore, so I have a personal passion for guiding students through this exciting and, truth be told, daunting time in their lives. I’ll do whatever I can to help.”