About MCR

Meet Debra Landesberg

Debra Landesberg, Master of Science in Continuing Education/Counseling and Certified College Counselor, guides students and families in the college application process. Through her work with My College Resource and Florida high schools Debra uses her expertise to provide information on financial aid, scholarships, college essays, resumes, and more! The search for the “best fit” college to match individual needs, talents, and goals is her specialty. Regionally and nationally recognized as the National Association of College Admission Counselor’s “Rising Star”, Debra regularly conducts seminars to educate students and families on the journey to college. In 2012-15, Debra was seated on the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors and in 2013 named Government Relations Chair. Currently serves on Higher Education Consultants Association as Director of Standards and Ethics.

For over 15 years working in both the public school system and private practice, she has helped students and their families navigate all steps of the multifaceted college application process, including high school course selection and activities. 
By customizing guidance for each individual, the mystery and stress is taken out of the college selection process. 

Debra has guided more than 2500 students through the search, preparation, application, and financial aid processes for colleges and universities throughout the state and around the country. Most importantly, she looks forward to working with you.

This is Debra's full time job as well as her passion. She has devoted herself to guiding student and families to fulfilling college experience. She does this by helping students put together their best first impression and encouraging them to discover and get involved with their own interests and passions.

To see a list of Debra's credentials, please click here.


A Special Note: In Memoriam

Debra will always be grateful for mentorship, philosophy and industry training, by Mrs. Margaret Gandy (d. 2010) of College Guidepost, Tampa, and Hillsborough County fame. Mrs. Gandy will be remembered as a guru and legend amongst college professionals, and the woman who made a difference in the lives of students. Please click here to read more about Mrs. Gandy.