Tidewater Community College's career coaches are based in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach public high schools. They are ready to help high school students explore career and post-high school educational opportunities.
Our high school career coaches provide the following services to high schools students, free of charge:
- one-on-one college advice
- help completing your TCC application
- answers to your questions about TCC’s admissions process
- assistance in developing a career plan, regardless of whether or not you choose to attend TCC
Deep Creek, Oscar Smith and Western Branch high schools and Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
Sha’Ron developed an understanding of the value of connection while playing youth basketball and later as a collegiate athlete.
Growing up in Paterson, N.J., she experienced diverse surroundings that helped mold her mindset toward social and educational growth. Her keen personality and diverse background are evident in her approach to helping others.
She has a passion for helping people grow and believes in the power of a support system. “My focus is from a strengths perspective, I believe each student has the ability and potential to be someone great.”
Sha’Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wagner College in New York City and an MSW (Master of Social Work) degree from Norfolk State University.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-822-1433.
Grassfield, Great Bridge, Hickory, Indian River and Oscar Smith high schools
Carter has experience as a public high school teacher and has worked in student activities and workforce solutions within the community college system. Most recently, he was a High School Career Coach for the Chesapeake school system. In this capacity, Carter has been able to assist hundreds of students with their transition from high school to TCC.
Carter received his associate degree from Tidewater Community College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and his master’s degree from Old Dominion University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University.
Carter can be contacted at 757-822-1433 or email@example.com
Booker T Washington, Granby, Lake Taylor, Maury, and Norview high schools, and Norfolk Technical Center
Kita is committed to helping others achieve their short and long term goals, and her experience with traditional and non-traditional students at community colleges and universities is invaluable to her work as a TCC career coach.
In her role, Kita helps students identify their greatest interests and abilities; provides access to a variety of resources; and works to develop career goals. She also teaches Student Development courses at TCC and is a member of the Recruitment Advisory Team.
Kita is a member of SACSA-Sothern Association for College Student Affairs and NACE-National Association of Colleges and Employers. She has also served as a career services director, academic advisor, and Bridges out of Poverty certified trainer. She has presented career development and student support sessions at the Virginia Community College Association’s annual conferences.
Kita holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership with a student affairs emphasis from Regent University.
Kita can be contacted at 757-822-1433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Portsmouth: Churchland, I.C. Norcom, and Woodrow Wilson high schools. Virginia Beach: Bayside and Ocean Lakes high schools
Cheryl’s passion for helping students reach their goals started early in her career. She began working with at-risk youth shortly after earning a bachelor’s in psychology and economics from the University of Virginia. Cheryl recognized that many students lacked knowledge about career opportunities and planning, so she returned to Regent University, where she earned a master’s degree in community and school counseling. After graduation she began working as a career coach for TCC.
“I became a career coach because I wanted to help students who may not know what their options are after high school,” Cheryl says. “I can help students realize the vast number of careers available, understand the training required to pursue them, and help them map out a plan to work toward achieving their goals.”
Cheryl can be contacted at 757-822-1433 or email@example.com
Cox, First Colonial, Kempsville and Tallwood high schools
Ashley has several years of experience in high school and elementary counseling and has always been dedicated to assisting students finding their passion in life.
She has worked with at-risk children and teens and has always wanted to show them that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Ashley is committed to helping lead students to find their goals, work towards them, and work through all adversities to achieve them.
“Educating students on their level, seeing that gleam of hope, and allowing them to choose their own career path to success is very rewarding experience that I do not take for granted," she says.
Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Delaware State University and a master’s degree of arts in school counseling from Norfolk State University.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-822-1433.
Kellam, Green Run, Landstown, Princess Anne and Salem high schools, and Virginia Beach Career and Technical Education Center
Make an appointmentKelsey has more than seven years of experience helping students achieve their goals. She has served as a substitute teacher in the Virginia Beach public school system, counseled at-risk youth and mentored teens. Kelsey enjoys building relationships with students and being an on going resource students can utilize throughout their education.
Kelsey holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in community counseling from Regent University. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC).
Kelsey can be contacted at 757-822-1433 or email@example.com
Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.