Mrs. Rosaly Lugaro started with HT at the end of May 2020. Mrs. Lugaro has more than 10 years of experience in school/college counseling. Most recently, she worked as the Director of International College Counseling at Lake Mary Prep in Lake Mary, Florida. Prior to that, she worked as a school counselor at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando and St. Thomas Aquinas in Saint Cloud. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University
What is the most important thing you want a child to remember during the college counseling process?
I want a child to remember that the college application is an individual process – that they are perfectly unique individuals and there is no one else like them. Organization is key to simplify the process. Finally, I want them to know that there is more than one route that can take them to the same destination.
What motivated you to work in schools?
I believe that motivation comes within. I am blessed to wake up every day to work in a school and do what I am passionate about. I strongly believe that passion is what makes ordinary people do extraordinary things.
What are some of your interests and passions outside school?
I love decorating, sewing, camping, going to the beach, riding my bike, reading a good book, and eating good food.
Holy Trinity’s tagline is: “Start Here. Go Anywhere.” How do you envision helping students to live this motto?
The starting point is the marking point of every new beginning. Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy provides the necessary foundation to help every student attain their goals. We take pride on an individualized approach that facilitates the pathway to "Start Here. Go Anywhere.”
What experiences or people have had the most influence on you?
The people that have most influenced my life are my mother, my children, my best friend and my students. My mother taught me the value of education, strong work ethic and leading by example. My children taught me to be open minded and see things with a different point of view. My best friend taught me the beauty of enjoying every moment. My students taught me that life is a journey not a destination. Life experiences taught me to always do what is right not what is easy, everything else will work just fine and that quality is more important than quantity.
How do you keep current with the subject areas you cover?
I keep current with the latest trends in college admissions by reading publications from the people who create rules, regulations and have the capacity of making changes. I am an active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling, International Association of College Admissions Counseling, and The Central Florida Consortium of Private School Counselors. I pride myself on cultivating partnerships with admission counselors across the United States and Overseas.