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Shayla Rodriguez-Bell, M.A.

College Consultant Associate

Shayla Rodriguez-Bell, MA has been a Professional School Counselor for 23 years, working at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. The past 16 years have been spent working with high school students, supporting their academic goals and social emotional needs. She understands the value and benefits of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit and has a heart for International students.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, her focus has always been about helping and serving others. She is passionate about getting to know her scholars and their family units while supporting their goals and objectives. She likes to understand their “why” and encourages them to be confident in their choices.

As a military brat, Shayla moved around every few years and learned to plant roots and find her place in each new environment. It has opened her world and provided her a more global perspective. With these personal experiences she is able to help her scholars adapt to change and find opportunities to get involved and thrive while in high school.

As a mother of two adult children, Shayla survived the college application process and enjoys sharing her experiences and lessons learned. Her son attended the United States Air Force Academy, and continued with the medical pathway, now serving as a doctor in the Air Force. Her daughter attended the University of San Diego and benefited from a small college setting. One STEM and one Liberal Arts, there is value in helping kids identify their strengths and gifts and then empowering them to go and share with others.

As an empty nester with a recently retired husband, she enjoys the simple things; good food, hiking, traveling and the outdoors. Most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

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