Join ASCA’s executive director Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., for a conversation with Stacey Bess, an ASCA Annual Conference keynote speaker. Bessy offers insights from her experiences teaching homeless children at The School with No Name. By modeling and showing courage, self-worth and love, Stacey discovered that all children are reachable and teachable.
Join ASCA’s Executive Director, Dr. Richard Wong, and award-winning education advocate, Jamie Vollmer, as they talk about The Great Conversation, a public engagement strategy that improves the community understanding of the challenges facing students and today’s schools and improves community trust in the educational system to make the necessary changes so all students can be successful. Hear more from Jamie Vollmer at the ASCA Annual Conference, June 23–26, 2012, Minneapolis, Minn.
A conversation with Shelley Klaas, a counselor at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Klaas has been a school counselor for 27 years and was a finalist for the 2012 ASCA School Counselor of the Year. Klaas and Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director, discuss some of the innovative programs Klaas has been involved in over the years, including Backpacks for Snacks, the community review team and the certified assistance dog program.
Andre Norman is an inspirational speaker specializing in motivation and leadership. His perseverance helped him survive an abusive father, illiteracy, gangs and prison. He now spends his time working with schools, teachers, parents, communities and students and all those who are struggling to overcome challenges. Learn more about his journey, and come participate in his featured pre-conference workshop at the ASCA Annual Conference (www.schoolcounselor.org/minneapolis) on June 23, 2012 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
ASCA’s Executive Director, Richard Wong, talks to Cheri Sterman the Director of Content and Consumer Relationships at Crayola about the importance of developing creativity and the creative instinct in students so they can be successful in the 21st century not only in work but in life.
ASCA member Judi Schmitz discusses how she became a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer, the experiences she has had locally and nationally, how it has affecter her both professionally and personally and what school counselors can do if they would like to become a volunteer.