Hello! My name is Jackie Deneau and I am Addison’s first College Adviser through a program called AdviseMI with AmeriCorps. I am excited to begin my second year as a College Adviser, and my first year here at Addison. I attended Addison School throughout my K-12 education, as well as participated in classes at the LISD TECH Center and Jackson College Dual Enrollment, and couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to be serving such a great community.
I earned my Bachelors of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. Directly after graduation I began my service with AmeriCorps through a Michigan College Access Network initiative called AdviseMI. As an AdviseMI College Adviser my work is centered around four values:
“College is postsecondary education.” I will use the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable credentials beyond high school, defined as postsecondary certificates and academic degrees.
“College is a necessity.” Postsecondary education is a prerequisite to success in a knowledge-based economy. Everyone must pursue and complete a postsecondary credential or degree beyond high school.
“College is for everyone.” The postsecondary education attainment rates among low-income students and students of color are significantly lower than those of other students. MCAN is committed to closing these gaps.
“College is public good.” Postsecondary educational opportunity and attainment are critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, and healthy communities.
When I am not in my office I can be found outside hiking, camping, snowshoeing, or at the lake when its warm out or trying a new coffee shop with a good book or visiting a museum or art gallery on the cold and rainy days. This spring you will also be able to find me at the softball field with the Addison High School Softball Team!
I am always available to chat with students and families during the school day, but am flexible and am able to assist families with college and career planning before or after school as well.
Phone: (517) 547-6965 ext 965