Kathleen McArdle — Associate Consultant

As a former student-athlete, Kathleen now directs her competitive spirit and work ethic to trying new athletic endeavors and to helping her students develop their voice as writers.

Kathleen is thrilled to be working with students on their college search process and essays one-on-one. She wants students to show who they are through their stories rather than just telling it. Helping students refine their stories to reveal their best attributes is something she loves to see students accomplish.

Kathleen joined College Bound Consulting (CBC) as a consultant in 2018. She has been an English teacher since her college graduation, and she currently teaches AP English Language & Composition to juniors. She has taught a variety of courses in her career, ranging from summer College Essay workshops to Expository Composition and British Literature. She enjoys facilitating class discussions and helping students develop their ideas and voices in their writing.

Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Arts in English & Secondary Education from Villanova University where she also played Division I water polo. From there, she spent the year after graduation volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Houston. To stay active after her water polo career, she ran the Chicago Marathon in 2013 & 2015. More recently, she completed her Masters in Administration and Supervision at Loyola University, Chicago while teaching full time. In her spare time, you can find her reading, trying new recipes, playing with her dog, or working on her saltwater fish tank.