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The School Counseling Center

The social justice mantra of the 21st century is to ensure all students are career and college ready. The Education Trust, The American School counselor Association and the National center for School Counselor Advocacy charge us with advocating for systemic change, teaming and collaborating with principals, faculty, staff, parents, and community, using leadership skills to create change, creating pathways to postsecondary opportunities,  raising expectations for and of students, and designing and implementing comprehensive data-driven school counseling programs that contribute to the academic success of all students.

This web site is for School Counselors, Counselor Educators, School District Supervisors of Counseling, and State Department Supervisors of Counseling who want to:

  1. Know more about the new vision of school counseling;
  2. Use data to be a social justice advocate to ensure under served and underrepresented students are receiving a quality education;
  3. Learn more about school counselor accountability and MEASURE;
  4. Examine your practice as you make your way to fully implementing a comprehensive school counseling program;
  5. Develop a better understanding of the legal and ethical issues of working with minors in schools

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WHO WE ARE

Welcome to The School Counseling Center, a collaboration of national and internationally recognized professionals, who are dedicated to building every school counselorís to become leaders, social justices advocates, and deliver data driven and accountable comprehensive programs. .

Carol A. Dahir, Ed.D. Co-Director
An associate professor and the coordinator of School Counselor Education at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Since 1995, Carol Dahir has worked extensively with numerous state departments of education, school systems, school counselor associations, and national organizations as a consultant. As the project director for both the American School Counselor Associationís National Standards development and Planning for Life (career planning) she has focused her writing, research, and presentations on excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement for school counselors. She is a past president of the New York State School Counselor Association and also served on the governing board for the American School Counselor Association as a Vice President for Postsecondary/Supervisors. She currently serves as the North Atlantic Region Trustee for the National Career Development Association. .

Carolyn Stone, Ed.D. Co-Director
A professor at the University of North Florida (UNF) where she teaches and researches in the area of legal and ethical issues for school counselors and school counselor accountability. Prior to becoming a counselor educator, Stone spent 22 years with the Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida where she served as Supervisor of Guidance, an elementary and high school counselor, and a teacher. Carolyn Stone served as the President of the American School Counselor for the 2006-07 school year and also holds the position of ASCAís Ethics Chair. She is Past-President of the Florida Counseling Association and the Florida Association of Administrators and Supervisors. Stone has delivered several hundred workshops to practicing school counselors on legal and ethical issues and school counselors working in a climate of accountability and has written extensively on these two subjects in textbooks, journal articles, and other professional publications. Recently she has collaborated with Dr. Carol Dahir to publish The Transformed School Counselor (2006) and three editions of School Counselor Accountability: A MEASURE of Student Success (2004; 200; 2011) and also two editions of School Counseling Principles: Ethics and Law. .

WHAT WE DO
The School Counseling Center offers a variety of professional development and resource services to assist practicing school counselors to become leaders, change agents and advocates while simultaneously demonstrating the connection of school counseling to student achievement through accountability. On going professional development is crucial for todayís school counselors who are called upon to work with an ever-changing student population. Carol Dahir and Carolyn Stone, both have many years of practitioner experience as school counselors and as district supervisors of school counseling. They are nationally and internally recognized experts in the field, and as counselor educators, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer useful and timely professional development opportunities, both face to face and on-line. Additionally, we have organized a team of school counseling professionals to also support you in your desire to improve your work with students. .