Senior Educational Consultant
As a skillful educator with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Swartz enjoys helping students evolve from unsure applicants to confident college freshmen. She has visited colleges across 7 countries, building an extensive knowledge of education to apply in her consultations.
Having published numerous articles on college admissions, Avonna knows the ins and outs of the college application process. As an expert on admissions, Avonna will help your student form successful personalized admissions strategies while guiding them through each step of the application process.
With her past experience serving as the Director of the Yale National Initiative Teachers Institute for Tulsa, and as a university lecturer and academic advisor, Dr. Avonna Swartz uses her deep pool of wisdom to guide students as they make well-informed decisions that are aligned with their brightest aspirations.
Are you seeking guidance on developing your college list or writing your application essays? Avonna’s experience as an educator and college admission consultant has equipped her to give your student insightful advising according to their specific strengths and goals.
Dr. Swartz received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a history/genealogy nerd. If she could spend a day with someone from the past, she would spend it with her great (times 8) grandfather, to find out what led him to leave his home in 1763 at age 16 to start again in America! When not working with students, you can find Dr. Swartz working in her garden and traveling with her husband.
Avonna is passionate about coaching students and their families. While living in Tulsa, Oklahoma she founded The College Planner, LLC where she advised students in navigating the college application process. In 2019, Avonna brought her expertise to the Bright Futures Family to help even more students excel.
Dr. Swartz has been with Bright Futures Consulting since 2019.
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