All of Longworth Prep’s consulting services are provided directly by Sandy Longworth. She is a certified School Counselor, having completed the School Counseling Certificate program at Northern Illinois University. Sandy has worked as a school counselor at both the middle school and high school levels. She is a member of the Independent Educational Consulting Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Prior to working as a school counselor, Sandy worked as a family therapist and researcher. Sandy received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. And she completed all of her doctoral coursework at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the field of Human Development and Family Studies. During her research career, Sandy worked as the Project Manager for the Northwestern University Juvenile Project, studying juvenile delinquency and mental health. She also worked as the Project Manager for the American Bar Association’s study on the Law School Tenure Process.
In group workshops, Sandy uses her narrative therapy experience to help students identify their values so that they can sift through and discover their most powerful stories. Writing their personal statements for college becomes a process of self-discovery and empowerment.
Sandy lives in Geneva, IL with her twin daughters. She tours the country throughout the year, visiting college campuses and attending national conferences, continually increasing her knowledge of the college admissions process.