National School Counseling Week Breakfast 2022

February 11th, 2022

Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s 2nd 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!

VIRTUAL EVENT  |  WSCA Event Platform
Friday, February 11th, 2022 |  7:30 – 11:00 am

The WSCA Leadership Team has made the decision to move this event to a virtual only format, due to the current statewide situation relating to COVID-19.  We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to connecting with you all in a digital format.


7:30 – 8:30 amSocial Breakfast

Enjoy your own breakfast while networking and connecting with other Wisconsin School Counselors and Wisconsin School Administrators in casual breakout rooms.  Some fun Kahoot activities will be happening, and our guests of honor Derek Francis and Carri Hale will be present to chat and connect as people arrive.


8:30 -10:15 amPresentations

Presentations will begin with a WSCA welcome, followed by scholarship recognitions and our Keynote speaker Derek Francis, who will be assisted in his presentation by our 2022 School Counselor of the Year, Carri Hale! 


10:15 – 11:00 amOptional Counselor Networking

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

Keynote Speaker:

Derek Francis

Derek Francis is a passionate school counselor with years of experience focusing on a proactive, equity based approach. He currently serves as the Manager of Counseling Services for Minneapolis Public Schools. Derek specializes in helping students and staff build trusting, cross-cultural relationships and has presented at conferences throughout the country including American School Counselor Association, Minnesota School Counselors Association, Texas School Counselor Association and Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Recently, Derek led a webinar for over 20,000 counselors and educators on “Proactive School Counseling After a Major Racial Incident.” Some of Derek’s published work includes contributions to “Contemporary Case Studies in School Counseling,” blog “This Is Not A Fire Drill– Supporting Students After George Floyd,” and July/August articles for the American School Counselor Association and American School Board Journal.

Social Connections:

Win great prizes during the event!

Use the hashtag #NSCWBreakfast22 on your social media posts for a chance to win!

  • Local Wisconsin Breakfast Gift Basket 🎉
  • Registration for November 2022 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 second 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 starting 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 Derek Francis’ address- he 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-2022/.

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 on the WSCA Online Learning Platform. 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,



This event will be taking place virtually only, and will be held on the WSCA Event Platform.

Registration Fees:

  • Member Virtual – $15
  • Student Virtual – $10
  • Non-Member Virtual- $25
  • Administrators Virtual – FREE