Founder of Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting
College Advisor with a Masters Degree in Education providing expert guidance to students in their educational journey for the past 25 years.
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Stacy Kadesh has been working with students in the Bay Area for 25 years. After earning a Teaching Credential and a Masters Degree in Education, she worked as an educator in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for 16 years. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she worked at the site and district levels training teachers in the best practices of literacy. She later attended UC Berkeley where she earned her Certificate in College Advising and Career Planning. Stacy visits many college campuses each year and is an active member of several professional organizations including the National and Western Associations of College Admissions Counseling where she hold an Executive Board position, the Higher Educational Consultants Association and the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Working with hundreds of Bay Area students over the last 7 years Stacy has developed a unique approach to helping students through this challenging and exciting journey. Stacy works with parents and students to provide guidance and expertise in all aspects of the college admissions process. Stacy believes that college is about fit and works with students to find their best match.
Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting
June 2008 - present
Independent Educational Consultant with experience in the following:
Make sure that you are taking the right classes for to match your academic skills. There are many academic pathways to college so be sure that you are on the right track!
Get help in creating an academic resume early in the process so that you can see what you will look like on paper. Get help in creating a dynamic resume based on your interests and strengths.
Essay Development and Editing
Attend an essay workshop and a follow up essay development meeting in order to understand how to tell your story. Editing and revising your essay with expert help will enhance your applications.
Financial Aid Guidance
Maximize your scholarship and financial aid at colleges that you apply to with a strategic list as well as understanding the timeline for filing out the appropriate forms.
Specialized Help for Artists, Musicians, Actors and Athletes
Guidance in understanding athletic recruiting as well as admission in portfolio/audition based majors. Customized timelines and consulting are available.
Test Taking Timeline and Strategy
Plan ahead and determine what test is the best test for you as well as what tests are required at each college.
Be strategic about when you apply to each school to increase your admissions likliehood as well as space out the work to make it more manageable
Interest, Skill and Career AssessmentsDefine and/or Refine college and career goals based on the things that you naturally gravitate toward. Assessments will help students to identify potential college majors and career goals
California State University, Fresno
1989 - 1991
University of Arizona
1987 - 1989
1991 - 1992
Multiple Subject Teacher's Credential
1993 - 1994
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
College Advising and Career Planning
University of California, Berkeley
June 2008 - present
College Fair Committee Chairperson
Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (Education)
June 2016 - present
The Western Association for College Admission Counseling supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada as they help all students realize their full potential, with emphasis on freshman and transfer transitions to higher education and attention to access and equity for all students.
Founded in 1967, we celebrate 50 years as a non-profit organization supporting college admission counseling.WACAC’s annual College Fairs provide students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country and beyond. I plan and facilitate nine college fairs throughout central and northern California as well as Nevada in the Fall and Spring.