Jonathan Dunn, M.A., CEP, College Counselor

Philosophy

With thousands of colleges from which to choose, selecting the right school can be a challenge.  It can, however, be a very positive experience.  The process should engage students in a serious, but exciting exercise of self discovery and awareness. The search for the right college should also center on finding a good match and institutions that will enable students to grow both intellectually and personally. It is my goal as a college counselor to help students and their parents navigate the vast array of options, and to assist them in finding the right colleges for their interests, values and priorities.

Professional Background

Jonathan Dunn has nearly thirty years of educational experience as an Advanced Placement level history teacher and seventeen years of concurrent work as a college counselor. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Oberlin College, a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California, a teaching credential from the UCLA School of Education, and a College Counseling Certificate from UC San Diego. He is currently a College Counselor at the Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim, California and was previously the Director of College Counseling at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He has worked with students who pursue both artistic and academic post-secondary educations. He is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association as well as the Western, National, and Overseas Associations for College Admission Counseling and is a Certified Educational Planner. He currently serves on the University of Illinois Counselor Advisory Board and is a Faculty Reader for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program in U.S. History.

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