joined the University School of Nashville as Director of College Counseling in 2021 after serving Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA for five years as Director of College Counseling and Institutional Research. While at MA, he took a values-based, data-informed approach to evolve the programming during his tenure. Outside of his role as a college counselor, Aaron was the co-site supervisor for the Mastery Transcript Consortium, served on the senior leadership team, and also sat on several committees including the strategic alignment committee and the curriculum review committee. Prior to MA, Aaron served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at Collegiate School (Richmond, VA) and St. Margaret's Episcopal School (CA) where he coached football and baseball and focused on diversity and equity initiatives. He began his career in college admissions at his alma maters, Washington & Lee University and Stanford University, reads applications for QuestBridge, and volunteers for ScholarMatch. A regular presenter at state, regional ,and national conferences, Aaron is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), The College Board, and served as the Strategic Planning Chair of the Board for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS) for four years. Carly Stafford
joined University School of Nashville as Assistant Director of College Counseling in 2020 after receiving her Masters in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Prior to working in college counseling, Carly worked in highly selective college admission for four years at her alma mater, Colorado College, and for a season at Washington & Lee University. She first discovered her niche in the college counseling world when she served on the executive boards of two educational nonprofit organizations working to increase college access for underrepresented students in Colorado, her home state. Combining her love for counseling with her undergraduate degree in neuroscience, Carly has presented at a dozen regional and national conferences about the importance of understanding adolescent neurodevelopment and using developmentally appropriate counseling techniques. Outside of her role as a college counselor, Carly performs research on college and career counseling. After publishing her first paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal in 2020, she is currently working on a research project about committee-based evaluation practices in college application review. Carly is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), and Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Jesse Chavez
joined University School of Nashville as College Counselor in 2019 after serving two years in the same role at Bosque School in Albuquerque, NM. Born and raised in New Mexico, there is nothing he enjoys more than a breakfast burrito smothered in green chile and cheese. However, after realizing that he would not be making a career out of eating delicious New Mexican staples, he joined the ever-changing world of college admission counseling. As a navigational educator and college counselor, he delivers individualized support and utilizes best practices to educate and empower students and families. Jesse is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), and Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).Mitte Hale
began working at University School of Nashville in 1980.
She supports the college counseling office by managing documents sent to colleges, organizing the standardized testing in the high school, and generally making the lives of both students and college counselors easier and brighter.