Director of College Counseling
Justine joined the College Counseling team in 2015. Prior to St. Johns, Justine served as Director of College Counseling at Dayton Christian High School in Ohio. Preceding her role as director, Justine worked as an admission counselor at Ohio Northern University as well as Otterbein University.
Justine and her husband, Levi, live in Orange Park and have two children who are members of the St. Johns class of 2029 and 2032.
Boards/Associations: Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Justine was also a member of the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) where she served as a committee member and presenter for OACAC’s Summer Institute. She was also a former member of the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP).
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Otterbein University.
Michelle Laird '94
College Counseling Coordinator
Michelle began her career at Target Corporation where she served as an Executive Team Leader of Human Resources and later continued on to Fidelity National Financial where she worked in corporate benefits administration.
Prior to joining the College Counseling team at St. Johns Country Day School, Michelle was a very active room mother and PTL volunteer. She served as the “How Lucky We Are” Gala chair and was awarded the 2013 St. Johns “Volunteer of the Year” award.
Michelle and her husband, Bill, live in Orange Park and are the very proud parents of two young Spartans, Courtney (2023) and Will (2026.)
Boards/Associations: Member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Michelle is also a former Stetson University Alumni Board member (2014-2015).
Education: Master of Business Administration, Stetson University; Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Information Technology, Stetson University; University of California, Los Angeles, College Counseling Certificate; Apple Certified Vanguard Coach.