With a child entering high school next year, it is becoming increasingly more urgrent to talk about college, prepare for college - and figure out how to pay for college. Luckily, I have been working in higher education for over a decade. I wanted to shre what I've learned with my friends who are in the same situation, so we planned an event, invited all of the other 8th grade parents, plus some of my scholars to share what we know, help them prepare, and give a few pieces of advice to begin high school with the end in mind.
Really, I never thought that I'd say, "... table for 6, please." going to dinner with my family. I had plans to be a professor and travel the world. I moved from Missouri to West Texas for graduate school and was just passing through, when I met a man that captivated my heart and held my hand.