Academic Coach – Annandale Campus

Sharon Kim

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As a former NOVA student and a transfer student at Mason, I know how important it is to make a positive connection with someone who can guide you through this process. I love building holistic coaching relationships with ADVANCE students, who are diverse and driven! 

Favorite Color:

Going for long walks, playing the violin and piano, reading

Favorite Hot Drink:
Green tea latte


A.A. Liberal Arts, NOVA Annandale
B.A. Psychology, George Mason University
M.Ed. Educational Psychology, George Mason University

Career Highlight

Serving as an Advisor at NOVA and Mason Korea

Melissa Raeder

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Students are more successful when they feel comfortable reaching out for help and can get their questions answered clearly and efficiently. ADVANCE students are enthusiastic about learning and I love being able to support them during their journeys to earning their diplomas.

Favorite Sporting Events:
Nationals baseball and college football games

Coaching high school field hockey

Favorite Way to Spend Time:
In my backyard on a sunny afternoon with my family and my dog, Thor


B.A. English, George Mason University
M.S. Occupational and Technical Studies, Old Dominion University
M.A. Literature and Language, Marymount University

Career Highlight

Teaching English and Education courses at NOVA and Marymount University, as well as spending over 20 years teaching in the high school classroom