Kerry Lynch and Leanne Soulard have been colleagues for fifteen years. As professional educators who have long shared an interest in college planning, they redesigned college counseling services at two public high schools to improve postsecondary outcomes for all students at both institutions.
In October 2019, Kerry and Leanne entered private practice and assumed leadership at College Edge, which was founded in 2006. Both are guided by the belief that the college process is a rite of passage to be treasured, not feared. This extraordinary time of self-discovery and personal growth is an opportunity for students to explore their unique talents and interests, and match them with schools where these qualities will be nurtured into a fulfilling career.
Drawing upon their credible foundation of knowledge as educators, Kerry and Leanne specialize in meeting students where they are and in helping them develop a personalized plan to navigate their individual paths to college.
Can you envision it? Less confusion, less fighting, less fear throughout the college search.
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College Edge really helped me during the application process. Applying to college comes with stress, especially regarding essays, but also just the transition and realizing that you are going to college in itself! Blair and Elizabeth helped make the process run smoothly and made me comfortable with the application process. They were extremely understanding and willing to meet with us whenever possible. They created a good environment and overall did an outstanding job helping not only me, but my peers as well. I recommend College Edge to everyone. Workshops to complete the applications are time consuming, but worth it in the end! You want to put your best self forward when providing your information to colleges, and that takes time. I had a great experience.
Class of 2020, Varsity Lacrosse
– EMILY QUINN – EMERSON COLLEGE
Working with College Edge was one of the best decisions I have ever made! From the beginning stages of searching for schools and discovering my interests to the later stages of writing my essays, filling out applications, and ultimately choosing the perfect school, Elizabeth was always there to keep me on track and provide valuable insight that made the process so much more manageable. Junior and senior years of high school are already hectic enough, but working with College Edge helped alleviate any additional stress the college process might have added. After working with Elizabeth and Blair, I can confidently say that I picked the perfect school for me!
Class of 2020, Varsity Soccer & Lacrosse
I can’t say enough about how well Elizabeth and Blair tailored the college search to fit our needs. They allowed us to get an edge early on to ease the process and succinctly explain the craziness of applying to college. I have used College Edge for both of my daughters and have been outspoken to all of my friends on how they kept the college process insanity to a minimum by using outstanding organizational skills and in-depth knowledge about the process, along with somehow making us feel like we were their only clients.
Having been through the college admissions process three times now, I can honestly say having our kids work with Elizabeth Murphy and College Edge was the best gift we could have given them and ourselves! She takes the time to get to know each student individually and helps families navigate the complicated college admissions process. Elizabeth provides valuable insight from the initial school search to the essay and all the way through to the decision process to help find the best fit school for the student. Her knowledge and enthusiasm help turn what could be a very stressful time into a rewarding one. I highly recommend College Edge!