Sarah Havenstein

LS Counselor

I have always loved being part of the learning process with students. I began my career with a BS in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University. I taught second grade while I earned my Masters in Counseling from Johns Hopkins. After completion of my degree, I worked for 17 years as a school counselor in an independent K-8 school in Northern Virginia. One aspect in my counseling role was to help students and parents navigate the high school admission process. This led me to transition into an Assistant Admission Director position at an all girls boarding school. I thoroughly enjoyed my work in admissions, but I began to miss the other aspects in school counseling I found exciting and energizing. This led me to McLean. I have attended many meetings at McLean over the years and known the school to be a leader in transformative education. I am thrilled to be at McLean in a school that celebrates individual differences, collaboration, and innovation.

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277