Educational Advising and Placement Services

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Bill Dingledine is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) with 35 years experience in education. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.S. in education from Johns Hopkins University. As Assistant Headmaster and Upper School Director at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, S.C. from 1985-96, he oversaw school admissions and college guidance. His broad range of experience and knowledge gives him particular insight into the needs of middle and high school students and the types of educational experiences available throughout the country. He holds membership in and serves on the national legislative Assembly for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC); he is President-Elect for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), and has served on the Board of Directors for the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). In addition, he is Chair of the Commission on Credentialing for the American Institute of Educational Planners (AICEP).

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Dale Dingledine is a psychotherapist with 17 years experience. Having earned a M.S.W. from the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. from the Smith College School of Social Work, Dale is a licensed clinical social worker with a broad range of experience in individual and family therapy.  She worked for many years for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health in both in-patient hospital and out-patient clinic settings, as well as maintaining a private practice.  She is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association of Social Work, and the South Carolina Society of Clinical Social Work.  As Director of Therapeutic Placements, Dale is continually visiting and maintaining contact with various programs around the country.  Her approach in meeting any student or family is one of collaboration, compassion, and expertise.

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Margie Gust has served as an educational consultant in the Greenville area since 1983, working primarily with elementary, middle, and secondary school students with learning differences and AD/HD.  She earned her B.S. in elementary and special education as well as her M.S. in LD Special Education and Supervision from Southern Illinois University.  She is a trainer for Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Effective People and has completed continuing education at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in learning disorders.  She has served as Adjunct Faculty in special education at Furman University. She works with students and families who need specialized tutoring and coaching as well as with educational systems interested in better serving their student population.

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