Michelle McAnaney

Founder and President, The College Spy

The College Spy

New York, NY

Expertise, dedication and genuine concern. Michelle offers expert college admissions advice that is personalized for your student.

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Michelle McAnaney is the founder of The College Spy, a full service independent educational consulting firm that assists students and families across the US and internationally with the college selection and application process. Prior to founding The College Spy, Michelle was a guidance counselor and educator for more than 15 years, including serving as the Director of Guidance at two high schools, an adjunct college professor and a GED tutor. Michelle holds a master’s degree in school counseling and a bachelor’s degree in human development. She has completed UC Irvine’s certificate program in educational consulting and is a MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner and a NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. Michelle visits over 50 colleges each year so that she has first-hand knowledge of the colleges and universities her clients will be considering. You can find Michelle on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.


Founder and President

The College Spy
January 2016 - present

Guidance Counselor • 16 years experience in suburban New York and Maine • Twice the Director of a High School Guidance Dept.

August 1997 - January 2014

Professor of Psychology, Central Maine Community College

August 2011 - September 2012

General Education Degree (GED) Instructor

January 2010 - September 2014

Learning Mentor, London, England

January 2007 - September 2007


University of California Irvine, Certificate in Educational Consulting

2017 - 2018

University at Buffalo, Ed.M. in School Counseling

Master's Degree
1996 - 1997

Binghamton University, B.S. in Human Development

Bachelor's Degree
1992 - 1996



MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner

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