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2019 Annual Conference

November 13–15, 2019

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

Pre-Conference Morning - TBD

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)

Presenters

Pre-Conference Morning - TBD

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)

Presenters

Pre-Conference Morning - TBD

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)

Presenters

Pre-Conference Morning - TBD

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)

Presenters

Advocating for Access and Equality for African American Male Youth in Local Schools

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr. Natasha Moon, PhD, DeKalb County School System
Candice Norris-Brown

Championing Student Success by Implementing Game-Changing Counseling Programs!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Mrs. Ebony Latosha Payno, MA, Cobb County School District & Succeed with DRIVE

Closing the “Attitude Gap” – Through a Counselor’s Lens

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Georgia School Counselor Association, Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

Counselors and the College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Secondary

Presenters

Stacey Foney, College Board

DACA/Undocumented Students: What School Counselors need to know.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Dr. Mirna B. Wynn, Ed.D, Hillgrove High School
Mrs. Killa Marti, Marti Law Firm, LLC

DNS

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)

Presenters

DNS

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

Easing the transition of students with disabilities into college

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)
Target Audience
Secondary

Presenters

Dr. Katrina Steele, Thomas University

Fostering Resilience: Supporting Students in Foster Care

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Dr. Sarah Ruff, Ed.D., Powder Springs Elementary School and Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)
Dr. Delawna Davis, Ed.D., Dekalb County School District

Key Factors for Establishing a Positive Internship Supervision Experience

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Dr. Tamika Hibbert, N/A

No Place for Hate

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Gabrielle Brundidge, Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

Relational Aggression: The Effects on School Climate and How to Combat It

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Middle

Presenters

Sheena Wilson, The Museum School of Avondale Estates

Restorative Practices: Restoring and Repairing Harm in Relationships at School and at Home

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Beth Parker, Smyrna Elementary School, Cobb County School District

School Counselors Supporting Students With Mental Health Needs

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Shaketha Blankenship, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, NCSC, Atlanta Public Schools
Tamila Jackson-Whitaker, Ed.S, Atlanta Public Schools

Tech Tools for Champions: Ways to Make School Counseling Easier and Save You Time

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Vance Sims, Malcom Bridge Elementary School

The Role of the School Counselor in the Multi-tiered System of Supports

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Ms. Dorothy Tatmon, Forrest Road Elementary

Trauma-Informed Support for Students in Foster Care

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM–1:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
School Administrators

Presenters

Katharine S. Adams, Ph.D., Valdosta State University

A principal’s perspective on what a comprehensive school counseling program can do for your students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
School Administrators

Presenters

Ms. Sherry Ferguson, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Ms. Lauren Danish, Gwinnett County Public Schoools
Dr. Angelique Mitchell, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Book-A-Holics Anonymous: Using Children's Literature in Social-Emotional Learning

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Nancy Pittard Jones, Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

C.A.R.E. Cause A Revolution in Education

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Dr Jacqueline L Pennington, Newton County School System

CANCELLED: S.T.A.R. (Self-Esteem, Truth, Accountability, Respect) Program

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Middle
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

albert mensah, AlbertMensah.com

Championing for the Voiceless Students: Knowing and Understanding Trauma-Exposed Students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle

Presenters

Dr. Karen D Rowland, PhD, NCC, LPC, Mercer University
Lisa Miller, Individual and Family Therapist at Pathways Transition Program, Inc.

Channeling the Champion: Conquering First Year Challenges in School Counseling

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Melissa R. Mecadon-Mann, M. Ed., Paulding County Schools and Hiram High School
Nadiya Boyce Rosen, M. Ed., Cobb County Public Schools and Acworth Elementary School
Leila Selby, M. Ed, Paulding County Schools and Hiram High School
Bethany Lanier, PhD, University of West Georgia

Closing the Gap: A Targeted Intervention Plan for Dowell Elementary School

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Elementary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Natassia Basto, M.Ed., Cobb County Public Schools
Kelli J Beechler, Ed.S., LPC, GSCA, CSCA, and ASCA

DNS

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

Fighting the Good Fight for All Students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr. Cedric Cooks, LPC, NCC, NCSC, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Session Materials

Making Your Core Curriculum Engaging By Intergrading Instructional Practices.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Dr. Donna M. Jones, LPC, Sol C. Johnson High School
Dr. Christie C. Black-Murrell, LPC, Phenix City Elementary School

Multicultural Competence Support for School Counselor Educators

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)
Target Audience
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Dr. Ariel D Harrison, Ph.D., Walden University

Navigating Dual Enrollment Admissions with Ease

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)
Target Audience
Secondary

Presenters

Aurelia E. Moss, Effingham County High School
Dr. April Sikes-Brown, Effingham County High School

Relax. Relate, & Regulate: Implementing Self-Regulation & Coping Skills School-wide

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Mrs. Maria Sherrod, Fayette County Schools/Fayetteville Elementary School
Mrs. Kelly Hoofnagle, Fayette County Schools/Whitewater High School
Mesha Bolton, Fayette County Schools/Sara Harp Minter Elementary School
Leslie Kollasch, Fayette County Schools/Inman Elementary School

SLDS provides student level data that I need.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Hubert Bennett, PhD, Georgia Dept. of Education

School Counseling Techniques to Help Adolescent Girls Disrupt Relational Aggression

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)

Presenters

Teachers Retirement System of Georgia

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

‘Slay That Tray’: Sand Tray approach and techniques for School Counselors

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Sondra Wright, Henry County Schools/Austin Road Middle School

Be a Champion for School Counseling - Advocate!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent

Presenters

Joyce Chandler, Retired school counselor and state representative
Dr. Jim Bergin, Ph.D, Georgia Southern University
Susan McCarthy, LPC, Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, PC
Janis Webb, Retired

Building stronger community relationships through a Student Ambassador program

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)
Target Audience
Secondary

Presenters

Monica Crenshaw, Colquitt County High School
Shatarra Brown, Colquitt County High School

Championing Student Mental Health: A Counselor/Teacher Collaboration Embedding in the Academic Curriculum

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr Ken Jackson, Decatur HS/UGA

Champions for All: Advocacy for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Dr. Taqueena S. Quintana, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, Department of Defense Education Activity
Dr. Jenna M Alvarez, LPSC, Capital University

College readiness among immigrant youth: College counseling center data to inform high school intervention

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Secondary
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Dr. Margaux H. Brown, Ph.D., Augusta University

Creating Systemic Change to effectively fight bullying in high school

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr. Katrina Steele, Thomas University

DNS

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

DNS: Setup Luncheon

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)

Presenters

Data Builds Bridges! Connecting Counselors and Administrators to Better Serve Our Students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)
Target Audience
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Mrs. Valerie G Bullock, M.Ed, Ed.S, Carlton J. Kell High School
Mr. Stephen C Chung, M.Ed., Ed.S, NCC, Cobb County School District/Carlton J. Kell High School
Catelyn Givens, Cobb County School District/Carlton J. Kell High School

Don’t Bore Me! Tried and True Core Counseling Curriculum Lessons

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle

Presenters

Nicohl Shelton Webb, Henry County Schools/Pate's Creek Elementary School
Erin Bundrige, Henry County Schools/Woodland Middle School

Professional School Counselors: Advocating for Trauma Sensitive Schools

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Natasha Moon, PhD, Liberty University, Dekalb Co. School System
Candice Norris-Brown, PhD, Indiana Wesleyan University

Reaching All Social Emotional Learners Through Play and Games

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Dr. Teresa A Hadley, PhD, Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)
Mr. Michael Burbrink, Georgia School Counselor Association

School Counselors as Champions of Career Exploration for a Changing Workforce

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School/ GCPS
Erin Mason, Georgia State University
Christy P Conley, Ed.D, North Oconee High School
Meggie Gee, Georgia State University
Alana Owens, Georgia State University
Charkeshia Toatley, Georgia State University
Samantha Wright, Georgia State University

Social Media Awareness, Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying An Update For Counselors

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

melissa straub, High impact Youth Training Solutions, LLC

The Georgia Youth Challenge Program - A Life Saving Impact

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

David Bill, Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program

The Struggle Between Student and Anxiety

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Monica Green, Henry County Schools
Shirley Tarver, Henry County Schools
Caroline Dodd, Henry County Schools
Kena Bush, Henry Schools County

Using Advocacy to Champion All Students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Ms Gail Smith, Retired
Jennifer Diaz, M.Ed., Ed.S., Gwinnett County Public Schools
Dr. Lee Grimes, Valdosta State University

A Perfect Perkins Fit

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)
Target Audience
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dawn Mann, GADOE
Lakisha Bonner, Fayette County Board of Education
Mandy Johnson, Douglas County Schools

Access, Progress, Complete! USG Resources and Initiatives for Student Success

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Sarah Wenham, University System of Georgia

Be a Champion for Our Gifted and High Ability Learners!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Mrs. Mary Jean M. Banter, Ed S, GA Department of Education
Mrs. Gail H. Humble, Ed S, Georgia Department of Education

Becoming a Champion Advocate

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent

Presenters

Mrs. Amy Short, Ed.S, Fulton County Schools
Dr. Melisa Marsico Marsh, Ph.D., Cobb County School District

Session Materials

Becoming a Champion Counselor when you are the New Counselor on the Block

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Brian, Brooks County High School

Building student champions through No Place For Hate

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Jennifer Diaz, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Erin Beacham, Anti-Defamation League

Canceled: Careers on Wheels and More! Career Development at the Elementary Level

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
School Administrators

Presenters

Haley Ramirez, Kansas State University

Championing African American Boys by stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline; Strategies for School Counselors

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
School Administrators

Presenters

Tylon Crook, PhD, NCC, Walden University
Jazzmon Parham, MS, Fayette County School System/ Fayette County High School

Championing Restorative Justice Practices to Improve School Climate

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
School Administrators

Presenters

Taiwo Faro, Georgia State University
Jenai Hackett, Brookhaven Innovation Academy

DNS

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

Help Students Become Champions for Themselves by Integrating the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School

I Feel Stressed! I Need a Social Emotional Toolkit

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Katrina Wilson, Gerogia School Counselor Association

No Drama Please

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Kimberly J mays, M.A and B.A, Whitfield County School and Dug Gap Elementary School

Surviving School Counseling: Tips for Surviving, Striving and Thriving in your first five years!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Ms Imani Lashay Handy, Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

The New Dual Enrollment Funding Application - Begins February 2020

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Molly Ream, Georgia Department of Education
Pennie Strong, Georgia Student Finance Commission

Undocumented Student Groups for College Access

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Secondary

Presenters

LaVonna Groce, Maxwell High School of Technology
Leonissa Johnson, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University

Youth Suicides and Its Impact on School Age Children

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM–2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr Catherine Roberts, Lovejoy High

Session Materials

Attendance Champions: How Do You Hold us Accountable--We Don't Drive

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Elementary

Presenters

Premlata Miller, Henry County Schools - New Hope Elementary
Sophia Guttierez, Henry County Schools - Rock Springs Elementary
Tiffany Rice, Henry County Schools - RSE/NHE

Be a Champion for Students with Disabilities as They Transition to College

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Judy Rangel, Walton High School

Champions of the Profession: Using School Counselor Peer Supervision for Professional Growth and Stress Management

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Lee Edmondson Grimes, Valdosta State University

College Access for ALL English Learners: Evaluating Foreign Transcripts

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Phoenicia Grant, DeKalb COunty School District

Creating Effective and Engaging Cross-Age Mentoring Programs: An Alternative to Suspension

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
School Administrators

Presenters

Ms. Thea Hall, Dekalb County School District

DNS

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

DNS

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)

Presenters

DNS

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)

Presenters

Dollar-Free "Therapy": Effective and Economical Tools and Strategies for School Counseling Champions

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent

Presenters

Tracey Bazemore, PhD, LPC, Midway Middle School

Externships for Educators

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
School Administrators

Presenters

Mrs. Grenetta Turner, Newton College and Career Academy

Professional School Counselors: Fostering Collaborative & Positive Relationships with Administrative Leadership

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr. Natasha Moon, NCC, LPC, ACS, NCMHC, DeKalb County Schools
Dr. Candice Norris-Brown, NCC, ACS, LPC, DeKalb County Schools
Dr Shannon Crosslin, LPC, ACS, NCC, NCSC, DeKalb County Schools
Dr. Neill Crosslin, Fulton Co. Public Schools

Roses in Concrete: The Mental Health Impact of Navigating Structural Racism

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Mr. John Okechukwu Nwosu, Jr., Ed.S., Garrett Middle School and Cobb County School District

School Counseling Ethical Decision-Making in Real-Life (Part 1 of 2)

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Dr. Morgan E. Kiper Riechel, PhD, Mercer University

Use GCIS to BRIDGE and CONNECT college and career readiness for High School Students

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Middle

Presenters

Katina L Raines, Georgia Career Information Center at Georgia State University

Using Literacy to Teach Social Emotional Learning Strategies

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Ashley Price, Ed.S., NCC, Thomaston-Upson County Schools

Using Social Justice Counseling Lessons to Champion Civic Responsibility and Improve Academic Performance

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School
Jennifer Susko, Mableton Elementary School

A Dose of Reality: How to organize a School Reality Fair

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh B (50)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Diana Virgil, Ed.S., APC, NCC, NCSC, Quitman County Elementary/Middle/High School

College Financial Aid 101

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton B (50)
Target Audience
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Ms. Lauren O Peavler, Discover Student Loans

DNS

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Olmstead B

Presenters

DNS

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe FG (50)

Presenters

Dual Enrollment: Multi-Agency Updates

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes A (200)
Target Audience
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions

Presenters

Molly Ream, Georgia Department of Education
Pennie Strong, Georgia Student Finance Commission
Sarah Wenham, University System of Georgia
Ms Dianne L Barker, Technical College System of Georgia
Susanna Baxter, Georgia Independent College Association

First Aid for ADHD: Strategies, Accommodations and Interventions to Keep in Your Kit

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Hamilton A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent

Presenters

Ms. Danielle Mabeus, EdS, Cherokee County School District
Mrs. Tracy Tuck, MEd, Cherokee County School District
Mrs. Jennifer Rogers, MEd, Cherokee County School District

How to Use Picture Books to Target Literacy and Bullying in Elementary and Middle Schools.

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Cummings (70)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle

Presenters

Jessica Whatley, Lamar County Middle School

Mindfulness: The Calm Before, During, and After the Storm

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe A (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

Presenters

Nakeisha Chante' Leitzsey, M.ED, ASCA, ACA, GSCA, SACES, ACES and Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)
April Griffin, Union Elementary School, Macon, GA.
Randi Stallings, Martin Luther Jr. Elementary School, Macon, GA.
Latesha Dixon, Brookdale Elemenary School, Macon, GA

Reading Champions: Social-Emotional Peer Reading Program for ESOL and EIP Students

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Independent

Presenters

Nadiya Boyce Rosen, M. Ed., Cobb County Public Schools and Acworth Elementary School

Representation Matters

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar B (100)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Heather Haynes, Twin Rivers Middle School
Clarissa Pavcik, Twin Rivers Middle School
Farhana R Lilly, M.Ed, Twin Rivers Middle School
Joel-Nicole Reid, Twin Rivers Middle School

Restorative Practices in Action!

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Walsh A (50)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Maxine Miller, M.Ed., Ed.S., Cobb County School District/Riverside Intermediate School
Kelli J Beechler, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, Cobb County School District/Dowell Elementary School
Geraldine Bryant, Ed.D., NCC, Cobb County School District/Dowell Elementary School

School Counseling Ethical Decision-Making in Real-Life (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe C (100)

Presenters

Self Care and Mindfulness for ME!

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe D (225)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Kimberly R. Jones, EdD., Decatur High School

Self-Care for the Practicing School Counselor

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar C (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Julie Gallman, Ed.S., LPC, Dalton High School

The Counselor-Administrator Relationship: Building & Maintaining a Successful Leadership Team

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Lamar A (150)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Secondary
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Post-secondary/Admissions
Nearing Retirement/Retired

Presenters

Ms. Maegan Mellick, Wesley International Academy

Session Materials

Tried and True: Creative Counseling Aproaches for You

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Estes B (200)
Target Audience
Elementary
Middle
Independent
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators

Presenters

Dr. Julie Chibbaro, University of West Georgia
Dr. Jolie Daigle, University of Georgia
Mrs. Kelly Owen, University of West Georgia
Brooke Hampton, M.Ed, Univeristy of West Georgia
Christy Land, PhD, University of West Georgia

Use GCIS to BRIDGE and CONNECT college and career readiness for Middle School Students

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM–10:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Oglethorpe B (100)
Target Audience
Middle
Secondary

Presenters

Katina L Raines, Georgia Career Information Center at Georgia State University
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