Dr. Cathy Richter
With more than 35 years in education at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels as a teacher, counselor, and principal, I understand the education system. I understand students and what they need to make the most of the opportunities awaiting them. I also know how busy parents are and how little information parents have about how education works and the various options available.
I earned my undergraduate degree in business education and my MA in Educational Counseling from the University of Missouri. My Ph.D. in Educational Leadership was earned at Saint Louis University. I am certified as a guidance counselor and principal in both Missouri and Florida.
Prior to 2017 when I opened my private consulting business, I served as a collegiate high school guidance counselor in Northwest Florida, successfully assisting many high school students with a college-prep curriculum, dual enrollment, AA degree completion, and the college admissions process.
I joined Collegiate Prep Consulting in 2020. Although I was fairly new to the world of Educational Consulting, I had many past opportunities which built skills that support the way we work with students.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Maryville University. I am a military spouse and with that, in the first seven years of marriage, we had moved six times. This allowed me to explore teaching in a variety of realms - after school programs, one-on-one tutoring, and I even received certificates and taught within the health and fitness industry for many years. Most recently, I worked as an Instructional Designer creating an online curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. Although these opportunities have provided me with a great wealth of knowledge and experience, I also completed the Summer Training Institute held by the Independent Educational Consultant Association to ensure I can offer our students the best services possible.
Over the past seven years, Collegiate Prep Consulting has assisted students who have been accepted at universities throughout the country. Here are a few: University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Pepperdine, University of California Santa Barbara, Tulane, University of Miami, University of Washington, University of San Francisco, NYU, West Point, Rice, Stanford, Santa Clara, San Jose State, Boise State, Belmont, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Arizona State, University of Kentucky, University of Mississippi, University of San Diego, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado-Boulder, Baylor, Auburn, Troy, University of Alabama, Saint Louis University, LSU, Pace, Parsons, Samford, University of Alabama -- Huntsville, Sarah Lawrence, Kent State, University of Texas Austin, Clemson, Purdue, Embry Riddle, Florida Institue of Technology, North Carolina State, Bellarmine, Centre College, Berry College, Flagler, Rollins, Nova Southeastern, University of Tampa, and UCLA.
Students have been admitted to every public university in Florida, with multiple admissions to Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida. Our students have been awarded significant merit scholarships to multiple universities. Students admitted to Florida schools have earned Bright Futures scholarships, University of Florida’s presidential scholarship, and Florida State University’s scholarship for freshmen, as well as other significant recognitions and funding options from multiple universities.