Professional Development Committee

Chair:  Rebekah LaPlante, Associate Director of Admission, Virginia Tech (VA)

Vice 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)
  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter Sch (DC)
  • Mary Layman,The Covenant School (VA)
  • Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
  • Luis Portillo, Radford University (VA)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Ben Rous, Hampton Roads Academy (VA)
  • Jennifer Scott, Norfolk Academy (VA)
  • Libby Weith, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA)
  • Jennifer Williams, Jemicy School School (MD)
  • Hannah Wolff, Langley High School - CCS (VA)
  • Rachel Wyant, University of Tennessee (TN)


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


Monday, April 9, 2018 from 9:45 am-12:45 pm
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Prussia, PA
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June 17-22, 2018

NEACAC Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute
July 16-18, 2018
Geared toward counselors with at least 5 years experience.
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI

NEACAC Summer Institute
July 23-26, 2018
For new college & secondary school counselors (less than two years).
Providence College
Providence, RI

RMACAC UT Salt Lake City College Fair
September 25, 2018 from 5-8pm

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