Debbee Reynolds-Johnsen joined Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc. in 2002 as the Director of Advanced Academics and Counseling. She became a Program Director in 2006 with responsibilities for the implementation, administration, and management of Advanced Placement Incentive Programs in English, Math, and Science. Prior to joining APS Reynolds-Johnsen was the Southlake Carroll ISD Guidance and Counseling coordinator. In 2000, in honor of her dedication to the students in Southlake an award of $500 was created and subsidized by the community titled the “Debbee Reynolds Excellence in Counseling Award,” presented annually to a dedicated school counselor. Reynolds-Johnsen was the first recipient. During her 27 years of public school service Reynolds-Johnsen served as a teacher, college, academic, and counseling administrator, and district testing administrator in grades K-12. Reynolds-Johnsen has extensive experience as a trainer and presenter for administrators and counselors at numerous professional conferences and workshops including College Board, the Association of College Admission Counselors, Advance NOLA, and NMSI affiliates. She is a reader for various national scholarship programs including Dell Scholars. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Education and master’s degree in Education and Counseling from the University of North Texas. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1991.