High School Career Coaches

Blue Ridge Community College partners with local school divisions in Augusta County, Rockingham County, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Waynesboro to provide career coaching services in all 12 public high schools.

BRCC Career Coach services include but are not limited to:

  • Individual and small group career assessment
  • Career Exploration – informational interviews, job shadowing, internships, & interacting with local business and industry
  • Developing and updating career plans
  • Guidance on programs of study - certifications, career & technical centers, community colleges, & four year colleges and universities
  • Help with the college & financial aid application processes
  • Mock interviewing skills and resume & cover letter development
  • Soft Skills – communication, problem solving, work ethic, time management and self-awareness

Areas of focus

While BRCC high school career coaches may provide services to all students in the high school their primary focus is on serving the middle majority students – 2.0 – 3.0 GPA first generation, ESL, and the economically disadvantaged.

Career Coach Contact Information

Get on the right career path. Contact your BRCC high school career coach today!

High SchoolCareer CoachPhoneEmail Address
BroadwayNicky Yurcaba896-7081yurcaban@brcc.edu
Buffalo GapBeth Metcalfe337-6021metcalfeb@brcc.edu
East RockinghamJessica Baker298-7450
Fort DefianceSheba Lane245-5050lanes@brcc.edu
HarrisonburgRachel Linden433-2651lindenr@brcc.edu
RiverheadsMelissa Malabad337-1921malabadm@brcc.edu
SpotswoodMeredith Garber289-3100garberm@brcc.edu
StauntonBrett Peters332-3926petersb@brcc.edu
Stuarts DraftMargo McIntire946-7600
Turner AshbyLiz Whiston-Dean828-2008whiston-deane@brcc.edu
WaynesboroBeth Burdick946-4616burdickb@brcc.edu bburdick@waynesboro.k12.va.us
Wilson MemorialSarah Morris886-4286morriss@brcc.edu