Tiffany Blessing grew up in central Florida, and left to pursue her B.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling at the University of Virginia. While earning her degrees at Virginia, she worked in Undergraduate Admissions helping to unveil the AccessUVa campaign. Wanting to give snow a try, her professional career led her to Colgate University where she spent two years as the Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment. During this time, she was fortunate to be in charge of interviews and applications for students in Florida, giving her an initial taste of the Shorecrest community. Mrs. Blessing then joined the admissions team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working closely with students with special talents before most recently entering the independent school environment as an Associate Director of College Counseling in South Florida.
Mrs. Blessing brings a wealth of knowledge about the world of highly selective admissions, athletic recruitment, special academic programs and artistic portfolios. After years in college admissions, she was ecstatic to return to central Florida at Shorecrest in 2013, and to continue working with dynamic students through counseling.
Bonni Klement Associate Director of College Counseling firstname.lastname@example.org Bonni Klement joined us as Associate Director of College Counseling in 2015, after previously working as Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Tampa. A native of St. Petersburg, Mrs. Klement attended Carson Newman University where she double majored in Psychology and Advertising/PR. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Education with a concentration in school counseling. She brings experience in teaching, counseling, and mentorship and enthusiastically shares her knowledge from both sides of the desk with the Shorecrest community.
Mrs. Klement’s favorite part of the college process is getting to know the students and families at Shorecrest in order to support them in finding the right fit. “It’s an absolute joy to be a part of my students’ college journeys. I love watching the transformation that takes place from beginning to end-often times with a student choosing/finding a school they initially hadn’t even explored, but was exactly where they needed to be.” When she’s not on campus, you can find Mrs. Klement spending time on a boat with her husband Kyle, son Archer and dog Bruno, or playing board games.
Meghan Schneider has served as the College Counseling Associate since 2007. In addition to supporting our college counselors, Mrs. Schneider works closely with students, families and college representatives to facilitate the college application process. Mrs. Schneider has also served as College Counselor while her colleagues were on maternity leave, and is Shorecrest’s Bright Futures Coordinator. In the past, she has served as the College Advisor for the Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School in New Hampshire. There she organized seminars to educate a largely international population on the college application process, in addition to leading trips to a number of New England area universities. Mrs. Schneider has extensive experience in various roles on our campus including Homecoming Coordinator, diversity work and parent to three Chargers - Annie '15, Lily '19, and Dexter '23. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University where she met her husband Erich, Shorecrest’s Assistant Head of Upper School, Academic Dean and Science Department Chair. Mrs. Schneider has a variety of interests off campus ranging from roller derby to needlepoint.