Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), and Trauma and Loss School Specialist (TLC Institute). She is currently the Program Director and Associate Professor of the M.Ed. School Counseling Program at American Public University System (APUS). Prior to her career at APUS, Dr. Ratliff worked as an elementary and middle school counselor in North Carolina and Northern Virginia in addition to teaching at George Mason University. She received several awards including the Virginia Counselors Association Counselor of the Year Award, Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Above and Beyond Award, Prince William County Education Foundation Hero in Education Award, and the APUS Teaching Excellence Award for the School of Education. Dr. Ratliff was recently appointed as membership chair for the Virginia Alliance for School Counseling (VASC) and has held previous leadership positions in the Prince William County Regional Counselors Association (PWRCA), Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), and Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA). She is also a member of the American School Counselor Association and American Counseling Association. Dr. Ratliff has presented on the local, state, and national levels on bully prevention and counseling multiracial children.