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Leigh Anne Spraetz

Leigh Anne SpraetzLeigh Anne Spraetz is president of Academic Futures, Inc., and has been providing individualized college/career counseling and coaching for students and their families since 1998. She currently spends about 25% of her time touring and evaluating college campuses at an average of 40-60 per year. On the tours, Leigh Anne meets with admissions deans and staff, faculty, and students to learn about a college or university. Her specialized knowledge about majors, campus environment, and programs helps her determine a best “fit” for her clients.

Ms. Spraetz attends continuing education conferences annually to stay on top of admissions trends. Her sense for coaching and motivating youth, which allows them time to view their inner world and strengths in order to set goals and take ownership of their life direction, is her passion. She is dedicated to remaining innovative in order to reach students in a manner that lends respect and awe for who they can become.

She also frequently gives presentations regarding developing a high school profile for college admissions, choosing college majors and career paths, and setting healthy boundaries in parenting through the college admissions process.

Memberships

Ms. Spraetz is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) which requires its members to have a minimum of: a Masters degree, three years of experience placing at least 50 students, initial visits to at least 50 colleges, and to pledge to maintain high ethical standards in business practices. Members must continue their education annually through seminars regarding educational trends, changes in admissions policies, and developments on campus. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), both requiring established experience in working with high school students and current knowledge about the college admissions process and practices. She has helped hundreds of students through the college application process over the years.

Education

Leigh Anne Spraetz graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor in Arts before receiving her Masters in Psychology with a Specialty in Counseling from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.