HeadsUp funds college support services at both San Rafael and Terra Linda high schools. Onsite consultants available to all students provide basic admission advice, including assistance with college searches, applications, essays, interview preparation, appeals, and financial aid. In a program designed to assist students of all academic levels and socioeconomic backgrounds, consultants work with students in one-on-one meetings, small workshops, and larger seminars.  HeadsUp is thrilled to be able to help students and their parents negotiate the challenging maze that is the college application process!

Janet Abbott, TLHS

Under the tutelage of retiring consultant Ellen White, Janet Abbott has become the onsite college consultant at TL. A former TL parent, Janet holds a BA from Stanford in Economics and an MBA from Cal’s Haas School of Business. Her long-standing relationships with administrators and counselors involved in the college process, evident devotion to TL, and six year years on the district’s Curriculum Council position her well to serve the community.

"We are so excited to know that our daughter will have these resources available to her as she prepares herself for college. Many thanks for all that you and your team are doing for our students!"


Kelly Leary, SRHS

A former AP English teacher, business executive, and part-time admissions reader for Dartmouth, Kelly completed the college and career planning program at UC Berkeley. Kelly built the program at SR from the ground up and, describing her philosophy, says, “I strive to provide excellent customer service to ensure that all students know they can receive guidance and support for their college aspirations here at SR.”

HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation

P.O. Box 150157, San Rafael, CA 94915

Tax ID# 94-2838374 

San Rafael City Schools: 

Bahia Vista, Coleman, DavidsonGlenwood, Laurel Dell, San Pedro, Short, Sun Valley, Venetia Valley, Madrone HS, San Rafael HS, and Terra Linda HS

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HeadsUp is part of Schools Rule Marin, a coalition of all Public Education Foundations in Marin County.