My name is Edie Weitzman and I am the 11th/12th grade counselor, the college counselor, counseling department chair, and Director of Student Services K - 12.
Although I initially came to work at AIS from Boston with the intention of staying only a couple of years, I fell in love with the school and am still here many years later! I enjoy working with teenagers and helping them reflect on their choices, goals, and the paths they would like to take as they begin contemplating their future while also making the most of their high school years, discovering and developing interests and passions.
This year we are focusing on student wellness and helping students lead a healthy, balanced life. I have a BA from Brandeis University, an MA in Special Education from Lesley College, and an MA in Clinical Child Psychology from Tel Aviv University. A believer in lifelong learning, I returned to graduate school while working at AIS and received my doctorate from Boston University in the field of education and administration.
In the past, I trained new international school college counselors as part of the College Board Summer Institute of International Admissions at Georgetown University. I also volunteered as a college counselor for youth from the Middle East who participated in the Seeds of Peace program.
My areas of interest include adolescent development, third culture kids, conflict resolution, cross-cultural counseling, and crisis intervention in schools. I am a member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling), IACAC (International Association for College Admission Counseling), and ISCA (International School Counselor Association) and enjoy attending conferences regularly and also presenting on various topics.
Students and parents are always welcome in my office!