Janae White (RVA FUTURE)
Availability: Mon.- Fri.
Janae White is a 2016 graduate of John Marshall. She graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Community Based Education from Virginia State University. She is no stranger to Northside as she previously served as the YD Center Coordinator at the YMCA. We are excited to welcome her back home as the Future Center Director. As a student, she volunteered as an intern assisting the former director and implemented the Ambassador position for students to develop life skills. She also assisted with coordinating many events for seniors. She is excited to introduce herself to the student body and host "Nachos with the New Navigator." We are excited to have her on the staff.
The goal of the Future Center is to ensure that all students graduate with a plan after high school. That plan can be attending a 4-year college or university, a 2-year junior or community college, a technical or trade school, enlisting in the military, or entering the workforce. I also work with students in the following areas:
· College Applications
· Finding and applying for scholarships
· Financial Aid
· FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
· Registering for the SAT and ACT
· SAT & ACT fee waivers
· Employment during high school or over the summer
· Employment after high school
· Summer enrichment opportunities
· Essay writing workshops
· Choosing a career pathway
· Anything that has to do with the “next steps” after high school!
Students can visit our Google Classroom for additional resources and/or stop by the Future Center to start exploring postsecondary pathways.
Shaunye Burton (VCAC)
Phone: (804) 780-6052
Availability: Mon. - Fri.
I serve as the College Adviser for JMHS through College Advising Corps, a program that partners with Americorps and the University of Virginia. As a recent graduate, I help students reach their post-secondary goals through near-peer advising. My services are not limited to college; I also assist with career planning, trades, and the military.
A few ways I can help: SAT/ACT registration, financial aid, college and trade applications, employment applications, resume and essay writing, college and career decisions, and scholarships. I am here as a resource not only for students but for faculty and parents/guardians, too!
Ashley White (TRIO)
Availability: Mon- Wed.
TRIO Talent Search is a FREE college prep program for students at John Marshall, George Wythe, and Armstrong High Schools. Students in 9th-12th grade are invited to apply as early as possible so that they can take advantage of all of the FREE resources the program has to offer. These resources include, but are not limited to:
-Academic, financial, and career advising
-Exposure to college campuses
-Mentoring & tutoring
-Assistance during the college application process
-Cultural and enrichment activities
For more information contact your John Marshall TRIO Advisor, Ashley White at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by room 223 for an application.
Michelle McQueen (GRASP)
Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. I am your GRASP Advisor, Ms. McQueen. My role is to support seniors in prcessing your FAFSA and assisting with helping you to find and apply for scholarships. I also manage a scholarship program for rising sophomores. I am located in the Future Center. Looking forward to working with all of you this school year.
Melissa Richards (CAPUP Richmond/Project Discovery Program)
CAPUP Project Discovery Program is designed to provide support to the school system, administration, and staff in encouraging EDUCATING students on the importance of graduating high school and the importance of pursuing and receiving a college EDUCATION.