School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients
Feb26

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

It is my pleasure to announce… For this year’s School Counselor Community Scholarship for ASCA 2014, our two full scholarship ($350 counselors / $269 grad students) recipients are (drum roll please):   Bridget Helms of Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake, IN Katie Powers, Graduate student at Brandman University in San Diego, CA   A partial scholarship ($175) is being awarded to:   Karon Parrish of Star City Middle Scho…

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The 2013 Geeklie Awards
Jun09

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

Announcing the Geeklie Awards With the school year wrapping up, my blog’s 1 year anniversary in the recent past, and awards night coming up – I decided I am going to start a new yearly tradition. Each summer, I will be presenting a Geeklie Award to an esteemed blogging colleague who has shown dedication, innovation, and leadership in the world of educational blogging. I will also present a Geek of the Year award to the person I fe…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…rview (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc labe…

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Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA
Feb03

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

…s and private institutions. Some colleges and programs use the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to help award these monies. CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 collegesand scholarship programs to award financial aid outside sources from the federal government. Familiesmust complete the application and the College Board sends it to the colleges and scholarship programsthey have c…

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FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]
Feb01

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

…he “fine print” below for rules and requirements. All submissions due by February 23rd, 2014 so the award can be given prior the priority registration deadline. Awards announced by Feb. 26th. The submission period has lapsed for this scholarship – check back next year! Special Thanks to our key sponsors: Dr. Trish Hatch of Hatching Results, LLC. Please thank the sponsors at ASCA14 for their support by visi…

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Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year
Jun08

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

A recount of the first year of working with an advisory team – the benefits and pitfalls… I recently wrapped up my first year of having an advisory council or team. After getting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years…

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What an honor: Named one of the top 25!
Nov16

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a representative of www.mastersincounseling.org informing me that The Counseling Geek was nominated to be included in the top 100 online counseling Resources. That was exciting, but thought there were many other great blogs out there that I was working to emulate, what were the chances? Yesterday I got a follow up email congratulating me on being one of the top 25 school counseling online resources, in…

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