Michelle Privette is a school counselor with 24 years experience in the elementary and middle schools. She received her National Board Certification in 2005 and renewed her National Board Certification in 2013. She has co-authored Leadership Curriculum for the Lexington School District 1 School Counselors. In particular, she was the technology consultant, adding in technology such as Smartboard, iPads, and Web 2.0 tools to enhance the learning experience. Michelle currently is the Communication and Technology Lead for the Palmetto State School Counselor Association maintaining the association's website. She has also been a team member on the District Caring Communities Committee and the District Counselor Technology team. Michelle was most recently named Elementary School Counselor of the year for the Palmetto State School Counselor Association and will go on to represent South Carolina as the nominee for National School Counselor of the Year 2018!
Michelle loves working with students to help them achieve their maximum potential. Not only does Michelle enjoy working with students, she sees her experience as an opportunity to share with others. You can find Michelle working with school counseling students from the local university, providing professional development to district counselors, contributing to the profession by presenting at state and national conference workshops and sharing on her blog and website. She is also an active member on the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Board and is currently serving as secretary.
Palmetto State Elementary School Counselor of the Year, 2017
Renewed National Board Certification, 2013
ADEPT Trained, SAFE-T Evaluator Certified, 2013
Selected as a Nearpod Author for developing curriculum for iPads, 2013
RAMP certified School Counseling Program, 2009
National Board Certified, 2005
Youth Action Advisory Council Grant Winner, 2005
Youth Action Advisory Council Grant Winner, 2004
HEAP Incentive Award Grant Winner, 2003
Drug and Alcohol Intervention District Grant Winner, 1998
SC Middle School Association Regional Grant Winner, 1996
University of South Carolina-Columbia Masters, Educational Psychology 1991 – 1993 University of South Carolina-Columbia Bachelors, Psychology 1986 – 1990
Michelle is the author of The Creative Counselor Blog at http://www.thecreativecounselor.blogspot.com/
Specialty, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Student Council, Vocational Education, Early Intervention, School Psychology