Vermont School Counselor Association Annual Fall Conference
Friday, Sep. 29th, 8am-3:30pm
1 Clubhouse Road
8:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45: Welcome and Board Introductions
9:00: Keynote Presentation - Barbara Gruener
Mindset, Heartset, Skillset: Moving From Me To We
Nationally known school counselor and character coach Barbara Gruener is a passionate, lifelong learner who thrives on energizing caregivers as she positively inspires caring connections and influences school culture and climate transformation. During her 34 years in public education, Barbara has been blessed to grow alongside of learners from every age and stage, preK through 12th. Barbara is the author of What's Under Your Cape? SUPERHEROES of the Character Kind and the Corner on Character blog. She and her husband John live in Friendswood, TX, and have three adult children.
10:00-10:15 Break - Check out our vendors!
- Legal and Ethical Considerations for LGBTQ Youth
- The Counseling Office Environment
- How VT High School Counselors are using ACT and PreACT results and Data
- Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience
11:30-12:30: Lunch & Awards Presentation
- Crisis Team VT
- GLAD Attorney - Q & A Session
- Youth Thrive: Protective & Promotive Factors for Healthy Youth Development and Well-being
- Help Students Reach Higher with FAFSA
1:45-2:00: Break - Check out our vendors!
- Taking the Guesswork out of Community College Transfer
- Implicit Bias
- Prevent Child Abuse Presentation - PreK - Middle Level
- Social Stations
3:15: Concluding Remarks & Certificates
To register online click here
Rebecca Lallier named Finalist for 2017 School Counselor of the Year Award
In January Rebecca had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and spend time meeting with state representatives as well as spending time in the presence of Michelle Obama and other national leaders. Congratulations to Rebecca, what an incredible honor!
VTSCA hanging with Senator Sanders
Last spring Senator Sanders invited stakeholders in Vermont's educational system to the table to discuss high school graduation rates and college enrollment numbers. VTSCA board members Cairsten Keese and Suzanne Francke were in attendance representing school counselors.
Vermont Represents at #asca17
This past July five Vermont School Counselors attended ASCA's Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Save the date for the 2018 conference, Reach for the Stars, in Los Angeles, CA July 14th-17th
Reach Higher Massachusetts Convening
In August Cairsten Keese, Suzanne Francke and Rebecca Lallier represented Vermont at the Massachusetts Reach Higher Convening. These ladies were working and collaborating to keep Vermont's voice at the table. Next year it would great to have more Vermont representation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming more involved in the Reach Higher initiative.