Tillie Gottlieb

Tillie Gottlieb is the Co-Director of College Counseling at The Athenian School and serves as Professional Development Co-Chair on the Executive Board for the Western Association for College Admission Counseling. Her experiences living overseas as well as her background in theatre, communications, and admissions inform her approach to DEI work, which she views as a vital, evolving practice in her professional and personal life. Tillie is committed to confronting apathy and helping students, families, and community members reflect deeply, make intentional decisions, and understand their power and privilege. In the past year, Tillie designed and presented the Decoding Racism series, which explored implementing inclusive dialogue models while identifying racism in counseling conversations. She also facilitated an equity-focused workshop titled “Act Up/Act Out,” on art and activism. Always a student, she seeks continuous, collaborative training in the areas of intercultural communication, anti-racist education, and white accountability.

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Centering Equity in College Counseling

This virtual ongoing program is designed for high school college counselors seeking to advance practices of equity and inclusion within their role and work towards institutional change. Participants will share and learn about the current college admission milieu as related to issues of inequity and access, while exploring common hurdles and best practices, particularly concerning work with our most vulnerable students.

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