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CSCORE's Annual Review of Research: 2012 Research That Improves School Counseling Practice presented at the 2012 American Counseling (ACA) National Conference
Gather, Report & Implement:Building an Elementary School Counseling Program in Central Falls, Rhode Island presented at the 2012 ASCA National Conference
Creating Successful Elementary School Data Teams presented at the 2011 ASCA Seattle National Conference
Using Data to Demonstrate Results at the Elementary Level presented at the 2011 ASCA Seattle National Conference
CSCORE's Annual Review of Research: 2011 ResearchTthat Improves School Counseling Practice presented at the 2011 American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference
Results of CSCORE's Multi-State School Counseling Research Project presented at the 2010 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference
CSCORE's Annual Review of Research: 2010 Research That Improves School Counseling Practice presented at the 2010 American Counseling Association (ACA) National Conference
Sophie Maxis is a doctoral candidate in School Counseling and Guidance at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She earned a BS in Mathematics Education from Oakwood College and the M.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Counseling and Guidance from University of Florida. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Sophie taught secondary mathematics in and near the city of London, England. As a NSCOR-CSCORE Fellow, Sophie is examining the relationship between school counselor self-efficacy beliefs about their general practice at urban, under performing high schools and the rate of males high school completion. Sophie is currently affiliated with a university-school partnership, UF Alliance, which promotes the college-going culture at several urban high schools in Florida. She collaborates with the administrators, teachers, students and families at the partnering high schools to support successful transitions into college, particularly for first-generation students. Her areas of research interest include school counseling in urban settings, ninth grade transition, and college access and success for underrepresented students. Sophie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or comments.
Jamie Steiner completed her doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in June 2011. She earned a BA in Psychology and MSEd in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University. Through the NOSCA-CSCORE Fellows Program, Jamie conducted mixed methods research on at-risk 8th graders' perception of chool climate and college aspirations. The title of Dr. Steiner's dissertation is: The Relationship between Middle School Students' College-Going Beliefs and Sense of Belonging in School. Jamie most recently worked as a school counselor for grades 6-8 at a middle school in Westchester County, NY. Prior to that position, Jamie was a high school counselor, admissions counselor and corporate trainer. She has studied and taught in Florence, Italy. She also was an intern in human resources at JP Morgan Chase’s London headquarters. There, she assisted in the enhancement of their recruitment strategies. Jamie recently published an article in the New York State School Counseling Journal titled, “The Importance of Caring in Schools”. In addition, Jamie has founded a college counseling firm at www.steinereducationalconsulting.com in which she advises high school and transfer students on the college application process. Please feel free to contact Jamie with any questions or comments at email@example.com
Barbara Ashcraft is a PhD candidate at Capella University in the Leadership in Educational Administration Program. Barbara was a high school counselor for more than 23 years during which time she worked collaboratively with school and community stakeholders to build a system of support for all students to improve school success and post-secondary readiness. Additionally, she served as president of the West Virginia School Counseling Association and then as Government Relations Chair of the Association. In those two position, Barbara lead efforts for West Virginia to become the first state to adopt state policy and laws requiring comprehensive school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model. Barb also served as Secondary Vice President and President of the American School Counseling Association. She currently serves as the state coordinator for school counseling at the West Virginia Department of Education where she has lead development of inaugural school counselor performance standards and a new evaluation system aligned with these standards. Barb spearheaded development of the standards based 5 - 12 West Virginia LINKS Student Advisement Program designed to ensure that all students, especially underserved students, receive academic, career, and personal-social development supports required to successfully transition from grade-to-grade and to post-secondary education and the world of work. Barb's work is beginning to be replicated in several other states throughout the country. As a NOSCA-CSCORE Fellow, Barb’s dissertation research study will examine leadership practices to determine what school leaders can do to more effectively support implementation of student advisory programs. The study will help to determine which leadership practices lead to effective implementation of advisory programs that ensure students are more adequately supported and prepared for school and post-secondary success. Barbara can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
CSCORE is thrilled to be co-sponsoring the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference with the Northern Kentucky Center for Educator Excellence. It is being held near to and right before the ACA conference, on March 18-19th in Northern Kentucky.
With an innovative collaborative conference design and the involvement with many school counseling leaders from across the country, this conference promises to be an exciting and useful experience.
CSCORE Associate Director Carey Dimmitt was the Contributing Editor for Evidence-Based Practice for the Second Edition of The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner (Wiley Publishing, co-authors Sarah Knapp and Arthur Jongsma), now available. This book provides concrete treatment goals, objectives and interventions for 33 common student challenges such as bullying, anxiety, and and anger management.