Kathleen Glynn Sparrow

Co-Director of College Counseling
I am thrilled to be joining the McLean community as Co-Director of College Counseling. Prior to McLean, I was the Associate Director of College Counseling at Stone Ridge and the Director of College Counseling at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. I also taught at The Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, GA, where I counseled students with learning challenges, substance abuse recovery, and motivational issues.
I hold a BA from Duke University and a MEd from Emory University. I have spent 18 years in school leadership positions and 17 years counseling families about the college process. My experience as a high school English teacher and Department Chair enables me to help students transform their college essays from a wisp of an idea to a finished piece.
Recently, I co-authored the book Sex, Drugs and the S.A.T.: Getting out of High School and Getting in to College with Ginger Cobb, the Head of Upper School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

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.
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