"Joannalyn Jordan is the GRASP advisor at Armstrong High School and Hanover High School. Joannalyn earned a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitative Services from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys working with young adults and helping them prepare for the transition from high school to the next phase of their lives. Joannalyn has worked with Richmond City Schools as a GED examiner and as an adult education instructor. More recently, she has worked as an advocate in schools for families with children who have disabilities. Joannalyn is married and the mother of two daughters, one of whom is preparing to start the college entrance process. She is excited to help students and their families navigate the financial aid process, and have the opportunity to further their education."
Cierra Brockington was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is a Counselor, Mentor, and Published author. Brockington has over 10 years of education experience working with Richmond city youth. Her professional experience includes; Mayors Youth Academy Counselor, Peer tutor for RPS, Site Coordinator for Communities in Schools and her current role as the Richmond Education Foundation’s, Future Center Director.
Brockington is a graduate of Bennett College, where she received her Bachelors of Social Work Degree. Growing up, she has always had a passion for mentoring and helping others.
Brockington often credits her high school experience for her drive and desire to excel and succeed in life. Graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2008, Cierra is a proud product of Richmond Public Schools and makes and effort to give back every year through scholarship services.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” -Ghandhi
What's up! My name is Donnell Wright and I am the College Adviser at Armstrong High School. Growing up from the Southside of Chicago, I quickly developed not only tough skin, but a soft heart for children and access to education. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia and Majored in Sociology. While in college, I volunteered all 4 years with a Boys and Girls Club through Madison House, several community outreach programs and mentoring programs through to explicitly reshape the image and perspective of successful African Americans in today's society. In my spare time, I love playing basketball (Thunder Up!) and listening to music. If I am not doing those things, I am watching a movie and hanging out with friends.
What sort of things can my College Adviser help with?
Þ SAT & ACT Testing, Registration & Preparation
Þ Finding the Right School for You
Þ Completing College Applications
Þ Filing out the FAFSA (for financial aid)
Þ Scholarship Search
ÞTwo year/Four Year/ Trade schools
Call or text me at: 708-297-5822
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org