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Welcome Randi Marcus, New Director of College Counseling

Posnack School congratulates Randi Marcus on her appointment as the new Director of College Counseling and welcome her to the Posnack School family.

Randi was born and raised in New York and brings over 20 years of varied and relevant experience to her role at Posnack School. As Director of Guidance and College Counseling at University School for the past 16 years, she created and implemented a personalized comprehensive college counseling program for students in 5th through 12th grades. Randi absolutely loves working with students throughout their college search and application process and empowers them to make informed decisions that will optimize their post-secondary choices.

A 26-year resident of Golden Beach, she is married with 4 children and 4 dogs. Randi received her M.S. in Counseling and a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She completed training and certificate programs in College Admission Counseling at Harvard, Dartmouth, Emory, and Stanford Universities.

Some career highlights:

  • Featured speaker at national and regional college admission conferences on topics ranging from college admissions, applying to colleges through “early” programs, students with learning differences, crafting compelling college essays, financial aid, communicating with millennials, the effectiveness of standardized test preparation, managing parent expectations on the college selection process, and the myths and realities of highly selective college admissions.
  • Served on the Georgetown University Advisory Board
  • Served as a Reader for the University of Florida’s Office of Admission.
  • For the past 6 years, served as the Chairperson of SACAC’s (Southern Association of College Admission Counseling) Mentorship Committee.
  • Partner with Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project.
  • Visited over 150 college campuses to meet with college admission deans to remain current on issues and trends in college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and standardized testing.
  • Ongoing professional development activities including memberships in the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC), College Board, and Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). She visits dozens of college campuses each year to learn about new undergraduate programs.
  • Miami Herald Silver Knight Coordinator for 13 years.
Randi comes to Posnack School with enthusiasm to support our students and families throughout the college search and application process. She is extremely passionate about helping students find their best college “fit” where they will be successful and happy. She lives by the principle that college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. College admissions is about more than grades, AP classes, and test scores. Admissions committees take holistic approach to evaluating each applicant. Randi works with each student to explore their passions and interests both academically and personally and provides parents with the information they will need to support their children during this exciting journey.

The quest to get into competitive colleges has to begin early, in middle school, to take classes that are prerequisites for high school classes. Students can thrive at any university–it’s all about what students do when they get to their college of choice.

Randi is looking forward to meeting all of our students and families and invites you to drop by the new college counseling suite! To contact her, please email her at rmarcus@posnackschool.org or call her at 954-583-6100, ext 456.

Bruchah Haba’ah, Randi!