High School Counselor Specialist
M.Ed. School Counseling, Indiana State University; M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Western Governors University
Lyndsey Cummings has been a K–12 school counselor since 2011, and has spent the last eight years as a 9–12 director of guidance. She was
involved with many other clubs and extracurricular activities throughout those years, including serving as the varsity
volleyball coach (6 years), fifth-sixth grade girls basketball coach (2 years), senior class sponsor (5 years), and
student council sponsor (3 years), as well as several other club sponsorships along the way. Learn more about Ms. Cummings below!
Why I Became a Counselor
I knew I’d work in education ever since I was little. Both of my parents were elementary teachers and I loved the energy
schools had. My hospitality background proved very useful in planning numerous events. As a result, I have prided myself
on providing a positive school culture.
The Online School Experience at Indiana Connections Career Academy
The students have been fantastic! The best part of my job is getting to know my students. I am very proud to be a part
of a program that recognizes the value in personalizing education to fit students’ unique needs. They are encouraged by
the flexible nature of the program, and their caretakers can be more involved in their student’s education. This team
approach benefits everyone involved.
Indiana Connections Career Academy helps prepare students for a bright future because so much of our world is now in a
virtual setting. Our students are becoming more advanced in their computer skills, learning to prepare and transfer
documents, following an online student planner, attending LiveLesson® sessions—all things they will likely experience in
their future job or college experience. Our career-focused courses give students insight into a variety of fields to
help them make an informed decision regarding their future. They also benefit from a flexible schedule that allows them
to pursue additional training, hobbies, events, or employment opportunities.
I am very proud to be a part
of a program that recognizes the value in personalizing education to fit students’ unique needs.
— Ms. Cummings