National School Counseling Week Breakfast 2024

February 9th, 2024

Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s 4th Annual

National School Counseling Week Breakfast

Counselors, please join us for a morning of connection, learning, and celebration of our profession during National School Counseling Week! With conference no longer being held in February, this is our mid-year opportunity to gather and re-energize!

While you advocate for your programs in schools, we are here to celebrate you!

Regional Events  |  Various
Friday, February 9th, 2024 |  7:30 – 11:00 am
  • Milwaukee (Milwaukee Area Tech)
  • Green Bay (UW – Green Bay)
  • Waunakee (WSCA Office)
  • Turtle Lake (CESA 11)
  • Virtual

Due to registration numbers, the in-person events in Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and Fond du Lac have been canceled. We hope you can join us at one of the remaining four locations, or attend virtually!

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7:30 – 8:30 amSocial Breakfast

Enjoy your breakfast while networking and connecting with other Wisconsin School Counselors and Wisconsin School Administrators.  Some casual icebreakers and discussion activities will be provided.  

8:30 -10:15 amPresentations

Presentations will begin with a WSCA welcome, followed by scholarship and WSCPAR recognitions.  Then our Keynote Speaker will speak.

10:15 – 11:00 amOptional Counselor Networking

Counselors will be able to connect with other colleagues around various topics.

Keynote Speaker:

Ashley Wright, National Motivational Speaker and 2022 American School Counselor Finalist

Ashley Wright

Difficult Conversations

In a world where communication is key, it is important that we not only create relationships, but work to maintain positive relationships when challenges occur. Conversations can be difficult whether it’s addressing behavior issues with a student or navigating disagreements with colleagues and stakeholders. These conversations can be uncomfortable and even tense, but avoiding them only leads to bigger problems. We will explore strategies to approach difficult conversations with empathy and openness, and techniques to maintain healthy relationships even in challenging situations. These practical tools and real-life examples, will leave you feeling empowered to tackle any conversation with confidence, and build stronger connections with those around you.

About Ashley Wright

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ashley Wright went through undergraduate studies as an Education Major at Sam Houston State University as well graduate studies as a Professional School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. She currently serves as an elementary school counselor in Conroe ISD at Annette Gordon-Reed Elementary. She has been an educator for the past 14 years and a school counselor for the past 5 years. Recently recognized as the 2022 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2021 TEXAS School Counselor of the year, Ashley Wright continues to teach students to accept diversity, increase their self-esteem, build character, and maintain resilience. Ashley continues to implement a diverse comprehensive counseling program that is dedicated to meeting the needs of her students, staff and the community. From weekly counseling lessons, student leadership opportunities, parent education shows, and student achievement awards, Ashley brings enthusiasm and campus engagement throughout the entire school year. As an advocate for the school counseling profession, Ashley has also presented several national webinars with ASCA, the national WhyTry program and Region Education Centers with counseling program implementation ideas, tools and strategies to increase student attendance and engagement, and school counselor self-care. Overall, Ashley continues to influence other professional school counselors in their role and strives to create change in our education system.

Social Connections:

Win great prizes during the event!

Use the hashtag #WSCANSCW24 on your social media posts for a chance to win!

  • Local Wisconsin Breakfast Gift Basket
  • Registration for November 2024 Conference
  • Various Gift Cards
  • Books & Resources ✨

Invite Your Administrators:

Please invite your school administrators to join us for this event! Administrators attend at no cost! 

Template to invite your principal to attend:

You’re Invited!

Please consider joining us for the National School Counseling Week’s Breakfast Event! This is the fourth annual Breakfast event that the Wisconsin School Counselor Association has hosted, and this provides us an opportunity mid-year to connect as professionals and colleagues (especially since our annual conference has moved to November). We look forward to continuing this new tradition!

This year, we are focusing on the high value that a cohesive relationship between School Counselors and Administration brings to our schools. As an association, we highly anticipate our Keynote speaker XXXX’ address- they will certainly be inspiring, and will invigorate our passion for our work as educators! I personally hope that we can experience this speaker together, and continue the conversation afterwards and provide the best support we can for our students. 

Check out the details on the Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s website at /nscw-breakfast-2024/.

We also understand that times are busy right now- if you can’t make it to the live event with me, you are able to watch the keynote afterwards if you register in advance. Then, we can meet and talk about it together!

Please let me know what thoughts or questions you have, and I look forward to engaging in this opportunity with you,



Registration Fees:

  • Member In-Person – $25 | Member Virtual – $10
  • Student In-Person – $15 | Student Virtual – $5
  • Non-Member In-Person – $35 | Non-Member Virtual – $20
  • Administrators – FREE