Hi! My name is Dr. Poppy Moon and I am a school counselor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I have a Masters degree in School Counseling from Texas A & M Commerce, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education From the University of Alabama. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor. This year I was honored to be selected as the 2015 Alabama School Counselor of the Year! I really needed some good material to use with my students (not the dusty VHS tapes laying around my office). As a result, I decided I would create my own books and games to use. Luckily, Youthlight, Inc. chose to publish my products and still support me in creating more. I am very proud that my book The School with No Rules received a Mom's Choice Gold Award. Several other books I have illustrated have also won Gold & Silver Mom's Choice Awards. Check them out! I am the Art & Photography Director for my company, Out of This World Productions. We create streaming guidance videos for school counselors. My goal in life is to help counselors be better counselors. There is magic in what we do. We change lives. I welcome any ideas or suggestions. Let me know what you need, so that I can be a resource for you and other counselors.
I like to use a variety of techniques with my students depending on the setting (classroom guidance, small groups, & individual counseling). I think it is important to always recognize students for not only academic success, but in social success as well! I hope you find some neat things you can use in both guidance lessons and in the general classroom settings. I try to keep my products generic, so you can use them year round and in different situations.
Alabama Elementary School Counselor of the Year 2015 Julia Tutweiler School Counselor of the Year Award 2013
Ph.D. Counselor Education (CACREP Accredited) University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, August 2006 1st Minor: Play Therapy 2nd Minor: Human Development M.S. Counseling (CACREP Accredited) Texas A & M University, Commerce, TX 2001 B.S. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Centenary College of Louisiana, May 1996
Visit my website at www.poppymoon.com for more ideas, tips, and tricks for school counselors, teachers, and administrators.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Classroom Community