I have been a school counselor at a large, public school since 2012 with caseloads of students of about 260 students to 1 school counselor (what a dream!). We have 8 school counselors, and our caseloads are by alphabet. I have supervised a few graduate-level interns from as they prepared to become school counselors.
I am a data-driven school counselor who finds herself using reality therapy and solution-focused counseling techniques. I counsel individual students on academic, social/emotional, and career needs, run small groups, and lead classroom lessons.
My school counseling program was a designated ASCA RAMP School as of 2017. This was a huge honor as we were the only high school in our 14-high-school-district to have received it. This recognizes our data-driven, student-focused initiatives and programming. I was a top 3 Teacher of the Year nominee for my high school a few years ago. I have presented at my state conference a few times and hold the ASCA U Leadership Specialist Certificate and ASCA U College Specialist Certificate. I am trained in the Prepare Crisis Intervention Model and have served on the crisis intervention team in my district. I am a National Career Development Facilitator, and I am a member of my state (PSSCA) and national (ASCA) organizations.
Specialty, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Vocational Education, School Psychology, Classroom Community