We know navigating the enormous amount of information concerning the Charlotte school system is a challenge for families. We have the personal experience, up-to-date research on schools and child development knowledge to help advise you in finding the best fit school for your child. Take a moment to learn about our team of experts who are available to meet with you on this important personal journey.
Suzanne D. Cormier, PhD.Partner
Suzanne Cormier is an educator with over 25 years of experience in public schools and higher education. As a former guidance counselor, and, more recently as an adjunct professor of educational psychology at Winthrop University, Suzanne understands the developmental needs of children and adolescents. She teaches graduate classes to teachers and administrators on child development and motivation with focused attention to schooling environments that best support student needs. Suzanne’s son is a CMS graduate who attends college and her daughter is a CMS high school student. Suzanne has served on several CMS School Leadership Teams, collaborating with other parents and teachers for school improvement. Suzanne is also a licensed professional counselor who enjoys helping young people and their families tackle life transitions successfully.
Amanda D. Raymond, JD.Partner
Amanda “Boo” Raymond began her career as an elementary teacher, continued her working life as an attorney, and has recently returned to the classroom where she teaches in a CMS elementary school. Boo has over 15 years of experience in education. She served as a volunteer child advocate with the Council for Children’s Rights for over ten years, fighting for the rights of children in difficult domestic situations. She spends her free time as a gymnastics coach with the Harris YMCA, coaching children of all ages and has worked with numerous students as an SAT/ACT tutor. Both of Boo’s daughters graduated from a CMS high school and are currently attending college. Boo has served on several non-profit boards, whose aim is to educate future generations of young citizens. Boo is excited and deviated to helping families and children have a successful academic career.
Rachel Hunt, JD, C.C.C.Partner
Rachel Hunt has been an attorney since 1994. She worked in domestic law helping families work through the pain of separation and divorce using tools like mediation for 15 years. When her children were small she decided to keep her license but focus her energy full time on parenting. She was active in CMS PTA and SLT school volunteer jobs and on the Board of her son’s charter school in Charlotte. Her daughter graduated from a CMS high school and her son graduated from a charter school and both are in college. Rachel became an education advocate through work with the public school system and the League of Women Voters and co-created a website, truthforteachers.org. She became interested in college counseling while helping her daughter find a college and got a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA in 2014 which included an internship at The Fletcher School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She owns Hunt For College, L.L.C.
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