Election Day School Counselor Event

November 6, 2018 - Register Today!!!

The Oakland Counseling Association in partnership with Oakland Schools is excited to offer our annual Election Day professional learning event on November 6th. This year's event features Danielle Duarte, a protégé from the Trish Hatch school counseling tree. The event will be held at Walsh College in Troy.


As is always the case with this event, we want to make a strong statement that school counselor specific professional learning is a necessity. With that in mind, we'd like to encourage as many school counselors to attend as we can fit it the room!

Registration Info

Registration is now open!!! To register, visit the OCA School Counselor Election Day Event page. Complete the Google Form and select how you would like to pay. The cost is $30 for OCA members and $50 for non-OCA members. SCECH's are pending approval (can purchase for $10 at the event).


In the past, many counseling teams or districts have organized a group registration and advocated for their district paying for the registration cost. If this describes your situation, complete the Google Form and contact Randy Maddock (Randy.Maddock@oakland.k12.mi.us) to arrange a group payment.


If you haven't yet updated and purchased your OCA Membership for yourself or your department this school year, best to do it now along with your registration. Notice the event registration price difference for OCA and non-OCA members ($20). Notice the price for an individual membership to OCA ($20). Get your OCA membership now, it pays for itself attending the first event this year and you'll get free or discounted registration for all other OCA events happening the rest of the school year.

Presenter Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte is currently a doctoral student in the Education Leadership Program at Harvard University and co-author of the book, Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling: Implementing Core Curriculum and Other Tier One Activities. Formerly a school counselor, counseling grant project director, adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, and Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results, Danielle continues to train counselors and administrators in developing comprehensive, data-driven school counseling programs. Danielle was featured in San Diego Magazine’s 17 Big Ideas for 2017: Let’s Implement More School Counseling Programs and earned Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status in her previous district. Additionally, Danielle served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Counselors where she was formerly President and was also involved in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, attending all national convenings and participating in California’s Reach Higher Team. Danielle is an AVID Staff Developer, frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and author of multiple articles.

A Snapshot of the Day's Professional Learning...

School counselors are leaders within schools as they implement prevention and intervention services to support the diverse needs of students. A Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS) guides this work in three domains – academic, college and career, and social/emotional – to provide core instruction and data-driven interventions for students. This interactive presentation will help participants evaluate the school counseling program at their site or district within a MTMDSS to a) ensure all students receive developmentally appropriate instruction, b) maximize student achievement to prepare students for post-secondary success, and c) increase the social and behavioral competencies of students. The session will provide additional focus on Tier 1 School Counseling Core Curriculum Classroom Lessons to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to support their academic achievement, social/emotional development, and college and career readiness. Just as teachers provide interactive lessons with classroom management and engagement strategies, so too do school counselors! Participants will gain tools to design, teach, and evaluate K-12 classroom lessons as well as strategies to advocate for their appropriate role as leaders implementing a comprehensive school counseling program within a Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports.

Election Day PD with Danielle Duarte

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 8am-3pm

3838 Livernois Road

Troy, MI

Held at Walsh College in Troy. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!