Campus welcomes new college counselors


Ben Prengler

The college counselor’s office is located in the library.

Olivia Griffin, News Editor

A new school year has brought two new additions to the College and Career Counseling Center as Addison Snyder and Randy Trevino replace Jeannie Walls and Clark Mitchell.

“They are already working to meet with seniors and their parents, setting up the early fall student and parent presentations and coordinating our September college fair,” Principal Gavan Goodrich said.

Snyder, who was previously a high school counselor in Fairfax, Virginia, has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary and a Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I was a guidance counselor at my previous school and handled all aspects of my students’ academic, social, emotional, college, and career needs,” Snyder said. “I love helping students realize their purpose and passion in life. Seeing them realize their value in this world is rewarding.”

Snyder and her husband moved to the area after her husband received a new job opportunity to work in the Dallas area.

“Everyone is so nice here, and they weren’t kidding about Texans having great pride in their state,” Snyder said. “My drive to work is also quite entertaining. I drive by a pasture of longhorns each morning. We don’t see those too often in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.”

Snyder will be working with students whose last names start with the letters A-K. As far as college decisions go, Snyder already has some advice for students.

“The college you choose will be your home for the next two to four years of your life,” Snyder said. “Choose the one that is right for you, not just the one your best friend is attending.”

Trevino has worked as a senior admissions officer at Southern Methodist University, where he focused on recruiting high school students and assisting junior college students in their transition to SMU. He has an undergraduate degree in Business from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in American Studies from SMU.

“I completed my Master’s in American Studies from SMU, where I was an admission counselor for four-and-a-half years,” Trevino said. “I love U.S. History and I’m an adjunct U.S. History instructor at Richland College in Dallas, so this program allowed me to obtain enough accreditation to teach at the college level.”

Trevino will be working with students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z.

“I really look forward to meeting with Lovejoy students more closely – especially the Seniors – as they go through the college application process,” Trevino said.

Trevino is a native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, but has lived in Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 14 years and currently lives with his wife and infant son in Allen.

“[Snyder] and I will conduct several student and parent programs for college readiness throughout the year, and we’re in the process of working out the details of the college fair on September 11,” Trevino said. “I’d love to meet with more students one-on-one as well.”

Goodrich is looking forward to the experience and knowledge that the two will bring to campus.

“We believe that Randy’s private, in-state university admissions experience combined with Addison’s east coast, Ivy League and high school counseling experience will serve our students well,” Goodrich said.

Here are the different officials, and which students they are responsible for:



Gavin Goodrich- Principal

Chris Mayfield- Seniors

Bruce Coachman- Juniors

Kristin Kinnard- Sophomores

Teresa Dodson- Freshmen



Amanda Breeden – all students with last names A-F

Lissa Testa- all students with last names G-M

Lance Hendrick- all students with last names N-Z


College Counselors

Addison Snyder – all students with last names A-K

Randy Trevino – all students with last names L-Z