College Counseling Bethesda College Admission Counseling Bethesda

Heather Martin joined Marks Education in 2019 after spending nearly twenty years teaching young children in small private preschools in the Washington, DC area. She worked to ensure that their first school experience was positive, informative, and ultimately charted their course for a successful educational journey. Heather applies this same philosophy to her work serving families of older children, guiding them through high school and working to ensure that they feel comfortable with the college process and confident about their future endeavors. Having grown up in the DC area herself, Heather understands the pace and daily stresses that families face, and she works with students to create a well-balanced schedule.

With a background in special education, Heather has had several years of experience working with students with learning differences. Goal setting and curriculum adaptation have played an important role in her work and give her the understanding of how best to manage these challenges. Heather’s expertise in special education allows her to best support these students throughout high school and when they are making decisions about standardized testing accommodations, applications, and finding the best-fit college. Heather counsels students in person at the Bethesda, MD, Washington, DC, and McLean, VA offices as well as through virtual meetings.

Heather’s kind and friendly demeanor make her both easy to work with and approachable. As a parent of twin high schoolers and a middle schooler, she is a good resource in understanding the everyday stresses that students and families experience. Her personal and professional work enable her to strategize and problem solve in a purposeful and organized manner. Heather enjoys running, spending time with family, and cheering for her children at their sporting events.

Heather is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC).


• Norwood School
• National Cathedral School
• Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BA in Educational Studies
• University of Maryland, MA in Special Education


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