Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association
Certified Educational Planner
B.J. Hopper has been an independent educational consultant since 1986. As an educational consultant Ms. Hopper is able to assist families in making decisions regarding their child’s school placement. In addition to helping families determine the most appropriate educational placement for their child, Ms. Hopper also works with families to assist them in developing a full understanding of their child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Ms. Hopper is able to provide recommendations for boarding schools, special purpose programs, and colleges throughout the United States and abroad.
Ms. Hopper has been active in the fields of counseling and education for more than 20 years. She has taught grades three through twelve and has been employed by both public and private schools. While in the Atlanta area, Ms. Hopper has been employed by Cobb County Schools and the Walker School. In addition, Ms. Hopper has experience in working with students who possess special needs. For seven years she was a teacher and the guidance counselor at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA. Ms. Hopper has also held the position of Child and Education Consultant and therapist for Northside Hospital’s Mental Health Center and worked as a family counselor at the Roswell United Methodist Counseling Center.
Ms. Hopper is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a national organization of consultants with over 2,000 members across the United States, Asia, and Europe. She is past Vice President of the organization and chair of the Ethics Committee. She has also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the organization. She is past Chair of the Membership Committee and the Principles and Practices Institute. She is a Certified Educational Planner, and has conducted training workshops for prospective educational consultants in various cities in the United States. Ms. Hopper has served on the Advisory Board of the Brown/Cedu Schools in California and Idaho, and of Auldern Academy in North Carolina.
In order to remain current in her knowledge of schools and programs, Ms. Hopper spends about twenty-five percent of her time traveling and visiting schools and programs in the United States and abroad. She attends professional conferences and workshops on a regular basis in order to increase her knowledge of trends in education, admissions, and various social issues that affect young people.
Ms. Hopper received her B.S. in Education at the University of Memphis and her M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.