My name is Natalie Gaudette. I am happy to introduce myself as the Professional School Counselor for grades 9 – 12 at CMIT Academy North. I grew up in Connecticut and attended Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut before moving to Maryland to attend the University of Maryland, College Park.
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Science. After completing a year of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member working at Kramer Middle School in Southeast DC, I returned to attend The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, College Park. I earned my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from the School of Education. In my time at the University of Maryland, I was involved in a number of activities. I was a Health Center Peer Educator. I was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, worked as the House Director for Theta Chi Fraternity, and belonged to three honor societies. I worked a throughout my undergraduate career to fund my education at jobs such as a Federal Work Study as a Research Assistant, teaching assistantships, campus catering, and as a Community Assistant in a student apartment complex. While completing my Graduate studies, I also worked as the Assistant Director of a University of Maryland Scholars Program, where I advised students and supported community building within the program, as well as assisted with Admissions into College Park Scholars.
In my free time, I really enjoy traveling around the United States as well as internationally. I am an active volunteer with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) organization. I am also a big foodie – I love trying new foods at local restaurants, but crave international cuisine!
I am very passionate about post-secondary education access for all students. I truly believe that all students have the ability to succeed if given the resources and support to do so. As a Professional School Counselor, I strive to provide these resources and interventions to allow students to have the best chance to meet their academic, behavioral, and college and career goals. My Comprehensive School Counseling Program has a theme of care, compassion, and inclusiveness, which I believe to be important components of a supportive school environment. I also consider myself to be a strong advocate for students who identify in the LGBT+ community.
If you ever need to reach me, please feel free to call the main office (240-767-4080) or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is my preferred mode of communication. I try to answer emails within 24 hours.
Wishing everyone a great School Year! So excited to work with you all here at CMIT Academy North!