We guide ambitious students by providing thoughtful academic advising, strategic college selection, testing advice, and application support to match their unique interests and talents with the right fit school.
Professional, Experienced Academic Advisors
Drawing upon their credible foundation of knowledge as educators, College Edge specializes in meeting students where they are and in helping them develop a personalized plan to navigate their individual paths to college.
We work with high school students and their families at all levels to support them on their journey and we’d love to have a complimentary call to discuss your options
Our Team of Advisors
Kerry Lynch, M.A., M.Ed.
Kerry received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Honors at from Villanova University and her Masters of History from UMass Boston and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston, Victoria. Kerry led the redesign of two high school guidance programs and served as principal of Dartmouth High School from 2009-14. She has worked in higher education as faculty, advancement officer and more recently as Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities at Bristol Community College. Kerry completed her certificate in College Admissions Counseling from the University of California, Riverside and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).
Kerry has participated in over 35 college admissions sessions and tours and has written more recommendation letters than she dares to count. Kerry is a member of the Board of Trustees of Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford.
Students are at the heart of her advising efforts. “I’m so impressed with the growth that happens during the time I work with my students. It is amazing to see and celebrate.”
Leanne Soulard, M.Ed.
Leanne has worked in a variety of school settings and has counseled hundreds of students and families through the college search and application process. Helping teenagers discover colleges and universities that align with their values, strengths, and goals guide her work with students and she is compassionately relentless in making sure that her students can articulate their “why” for every school on their list! Leanne is a graduate of UCLA’s program in Independent College Counseling and has visited more than fifty college campuses. Professional memberships include the American School Counselors Association, the Massachusetts School Counselors Association, and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (associate member).
Jillian Deknatel, M.Ed
Jill works with seniors and their families to build an action plan in the summer leading to senior year. She ensures that each student has a balanced college list and detailed, time-bound plan for completing all steps in the application process.
Jill loves to learn about students and to find the best match for each of them when it comes to college selection. It is her goal to make sure every student she works with has a well-thought out plan for life after high school.
338-B Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA