On behalf of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association, welcome to the Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s 56th Annual Conference!
The 2020-2021 school year will be our first year with a new location and a new date! Join us for another fabulous conference with professional development, personal growth, and networking.
The Wisconsin School Counselor Association is proud to be a nationally recognized leader due to our amazing conference and outstanding members.
November 5, 2020
Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer
Mandy Savitz-Romer’s professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students. Before joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Savitz-Romer was the associate director of the Boston Higher Education Partnership, where she led research, policy and programmatic initiatives focused on promoting college access, readiness and support for Boston Public School students. She previously taught courses in school counseling and postsecondary planning at Boston University. As a former urban school counselor, Savitz-Romer is particularly interested in how schools structure counseling support systems and college planning efforts to reach all students. Her work in promoting academic achievement for Boston students has also included directing various enrichment programs for middle school, high school and first-year college students in the Boston Public Schools, Boston University, Boston College and Simmons College. She is the author of Fulfilling the Promise: Reimagining School Counseling to Advance Student Success (Harvard Education Press 2019) and the co-author of Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success (Harvard Education Press 2012),
Mandy’s keynote, Leveraging School Counselors to Promote Educational Equity and Justice, will describe what is possible when schools and districts draw upon the talents of their school counselors and put them at the center of students’ school experience. She will share how counselors can provide an “academic home” in which school counselors are a first point of contact for student support and weave a web of networked supports to support students. By offering this framing and specific strategies for how to advocate for their programs, school counselors can make changes in their own schools and districts to promote educational equity and achievement.
|November 6, 2020
BRUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Long before he was an educator, professional speaker, comic, published playwright and father, Tim was an undiagnosed hyper-active dyslexic rug rat raised in a small rural town outside of Chicago. By 24, Tim was an award winning college professor and coach of a nationally-recognized speech team. By 30 he established himself as a nationally recognized comic opening for Jerry Seinfeld and performing for a former President, George Bush Senior. By 40 Tim was published playwright. Now this transformative speaker, educator and writer is helping reshape the way educators build culture and connection for minds in the making. Tim transformed his struggles in the classroom to become the teacher he never had and now mentors a nation into rethinking our 21st century education. “We must create lifelong curious learners more capable to light the path to their own journey.
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