Blue Moon Phases

about Blue Moon

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While our son’s guidance counselor helped to get the ball moving and supported us with in-school recommendations and transcripts, Stacey’s extensive knowledge base of colleges and keen insights into our son’s personality and interests led us to colleges that weren’t even on our radar. Stacey knew which colleges would be interested in him and be a “match,” really helping him narrow his search. Stacey also helped him identify how to highlight his accomplishments in his essay. He was not only accepted to the University of Rochester with a Dean’s Scholarship and funding for research, but he earned over $100,000 in yearly grants and scholarships at the five schools he applied to.
— Nicole, Parent of a Springfield High School Student

Stacey Cunitz, founder and director of Blue Moon Educational Consulting, earned her BA in Literature and Creative Writing from Barnard College, Columbia University. She went on to earn an MA in Secondary English Education at New York University and a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. In 2018, she became a Certified Educational Planner.

After earning her degrees, Stacey taught English at Croton-Harmon High School in NY and at The Crefeld School where she taught MK Asante, author of Buck.

Stacey has been the Director of College Counseling at The Crefeld School since 2005. She is an active member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and the Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors (PACAC), where she has served on various committees over the last ten years. Starting in June 2017, Stacey is serving as PACAC’s Chair of the Admissions Practices Committee which is charged with educating colleges, counselors, and students regarding the nature of ethical standards embraced by NACAC and PACAC. Stacey has also volunteered as an application reader for Point Foundation’s scholarships which empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.

Stacey is happily married to Dan, a middle school science teacher, and they are the parents of two teenage daughters. Stacey enjoys knitting, reading, their black standard poodle, and their backyard chickens. She also enjoys visiting colleges and getting to know the unique offerings at each. To date she has visited over 200 colleges and universities, and is always adding more to the list.