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Dean Partlow

Dean Partlow by James Kelly, History Teacher

Mr. Partlow transitioned from his private practice as a family therapist in Hawaii to school counseling to ensure that no student is left navigating the college admissions process on their own. He appreciates that he can have a meeting with students and then go out and cheer on their sports team without a fear of breaching confidentiality.

Given the opportunity to promote one message to the larger school community he would emphasize that high school students don’t have to know what they want to do after high school, that “not knowing is okay.” In order to better understand his approach to school counseling he would recommend Frank Bruni’s Where You Go is not Who You’ll Be. 

During his free time Mr. Partlow likes to engage in anything outdoors related including surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, and backpacking.