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Academic Counseling


Keri Shields

Keri Shields

Job Title: Director of College and Academic Counseling
Kiffany Pestinger

Kiffany Pestinger

Job Title: Upper School Academic Counselor

The heart of Crossings Christian School’s academic counseling program centers on Ephesians 1:16-18.

We are thankful to God for giving us the privilege of working with our students. We are intentional about preparing our students academically and spiritually for college and life.

As a college preparatory school, CCS strives to prepare our students for college and life at each level. Director of College and Academic Counseling, Keri Shields, begins the college planning process with students during their second semester of 8th grade. Her book, College Planning The CCS Way, helps parents and students alike navigate the journey from beginning to end!

“The heart of CCS’s upper school academic counseling program is relationships fostered between students, parents, teachers, and colleges,” states Keri Shields, Academic Counselor. “Our desire is helping each student discover his or her God-given gifts and use them to serve others and glorify God.”


With the help of College Essay Guy resources, Mrs. Shields has compiled a list of the top twenty ways CCS parents can support their college-bound teens.

20 Ways CCS Parents Can Support Their College-Bound Teens


Professional tutors and test prep resources are included in this list. Student tutors sign-up to tutor in the Student Union in the Upper School building.

Tutor & Test Prep List 2023- 2024