News for School Counselors

from Inspire Success

Make sure you check out our most recent updates on Counselor1Stop!

  • Events: You may want to consider the FREE School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series webinars offered by The National Center for School Mental Health. You can get the details and registration links on the Events Tab

  • Events: We encourage you to participate in IDOE’s Monthly Graduation Pathway Webinars. We also house any shared updates on the Graduation Pathway page.

  • We also remind you that The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently released its Education Value Movement work. If you would like your school counseling team to be trained in this exciting messaging campaign, please contact Barbie Martin, Director of School and Community Outreach, Indiana CHE, at

As always, please email if you have events, resources, time-saving ideas, or practical ideas that you would like to share with others.

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Each of us brings a mix of ourselves to the work we do and love, which is why there isn’t one recipe for being a successful school counselor. In this week’s podcast, Illinois School Counselor Bernard Starks shares how baking, photography, breathing exercises, and even McGruff the Crime Dog have all contributed to his experiences as a professional school counselor. Listen in to our conversation on your favorite podcast app or at

It’s never too late to start thinking about becoming a comprehensive school counseling program. If you have not already, check out the new model by IDOE and ISCA at

Looking for some coaching, collaboration, or professional development?

Reach out to Aimee Portteus to have a conversation about how your program can get assistance from Inspire Success! We’re happy to help.

About Inspire Success

Inspire Success provides free and low cost resources to support school counselors. Whether you’re looking for help implementing a more comprehensive school counseling program or just some encouraging words, we’re here for you!