2013 NCSMA Annual Conference, Greensboro,                    NC             March 18-19, 2013    Dear Mr. Jones:Letters fr...
Jo Ann Norman, School Counselor, NCC, NBCT      joann.norman@carteretk12.org         Dr. Cathy Tomon, Principal       cath...
Who’s here?   Administrators  School Counselors      TeachersInstructional Support
A Closer Look at the Principal –Counselor Relationship:A Survey of Principals and Counselors,May 2009A collaboration of Co...
“All three organizations     recognized believe that   understanding the principal –counselor relationship can lead tomore...
Important Elements or Potential   Barriers to a Successful     Principal – Counselor         Relationship         Communic...
Key Findings      Both principals and counselors ranked communication and      respect as the two most important elements ...
So, how does “perception”affect the quality of thisrelationship?And, what can we do to improvethe relationship?
What do you   see? Upon firstglance, what  were youexpecting to    find?
What do you   see?Does a change  in what you are seeking change what   you find?
Perception    Recognition    Knowledge    Approach    Awareness
It’sA Dog’s Life…
Does Ike’s viewpoint feel           familiar?  “you should see what goes on          around here”“Think of all the times I...
How does perception affect    your approach to   the tasks required?Do you look for opportunities     to be the “hero”?
How might a difference inprincipal and school counselor          perception       affect counselor        effectiveness?
Guidance Counselor        vs. School Counselor
Guidance• Is the state curriculum,  represented through the Guidance  Essential Standards and taught by  teachers, school ...
School Counselor Isthe person who works in your school, making sure the Guidance Essential Standards are delivered and pe...
The ASCA National Model• A school counseling program  based on ASCA’s National  Model is data-driven and  based on the aca...
American School Counselor’s   Association (ASCA)Effective School CounselingPrograms are Built on aFramework of Four KeyEle...
Foundation: Program Focus, Student   Competencies and Professional           Competencies
Management: Program and Counselor Assessments, Use of    Time Assessment, AnnualAgreements, Advisory Counselors, Use of Da...
Delivery: Direct Student Services      (School Counseling Core  Curriculum, Individual Student  Planning, Responsive Servi...
Accountability: analysis of data toshow impact of counseling program         on attendance,     behavior, achievement,    ...
What perceptions do you (and/or yourschool counselor) need to challenge tocontinue to move your school counselingprogram f...
Questions / Comments?
Dear Mr. Jones: Letters from the School Counselor
Dear Mr. Jones: Letters from the School Counselor
Dear Mr. Jones: Letters from the School Counselor
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Dear Mr. Jones: Letters from the School Counselor

  1. 1. 2013 NCSMA Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC March 18-19, 2013 Dear Mr. Jones:Letters from The School CounselorExploring the school counselor – principal relationship by challenging perceptions and exploring the ASCA Model for School Counseling
  2. 2. Jo Ann Norman, School Counselor, NCC, NBCT joann.norman@carteretk12.org Dr. Cathy Tomon, Principal cathy.tomon@carteretk12.org Broad Creek Middle School, Newport, NC
  3. 3. Who’s here? Administrators School Counselors TeachersInstructional Support
  4. 4. A Closer Look at the Principal –Counselor Relationship:A Survey of Principals and Counselors,May 2009A collaboration of College BoardAdvocacy, American School CounselorAssociation and National Association ofSecondary School PrincipalsWhy the need for this work?
  5. 5. “All three organizations recognized believe that understanding the principal –counselor relationship can lead tomore effective practices for bothprincipals and counselors, which in turn can lead to better educational outcomes for all students.”
  6. 6. Important Elements or Potential Barriers to a Successful Principal – Counselor Relationship Communication Respect Collaboration Shared Vision
  7. 7. Key Findings Both principals and counselors ranked communication and respect as the two most important elements in the principal – counselor relationship, with principals giving communication higher rank and counselors most frequently selecting respect. Principals more often mentioned quality of communication while counselors more often mentioned frequency of communication. Regarding respect, principals more often mentioned respect for their vision and goals while counselors more often mentioned respect for themselves and their expertise. Time was an often-mentioned barrier to collaboration. Counselors were more likely to indicate mutual trust between the principal and counselors as “high importance“ yet “less present”.
  8. 8. So, how does “perception”affect the quality of thisrelationship?And, what can we do to improvethe relationship?
  9. 9. What do you see? Upon firstglance, what were youexpecting to find?
  10. 10. What do you see?Does a change in what you are seeking change what you find?
  11. 11. Perception Recognition Knowledge Approach Awareness
  12. 12. It’sA Dog’s Life…
  13. 13. Does Ike’s viewpoint feel familiar? “you should see what goes on around here”“Think of all the times I’ve saved you” “Day after day I am forced to perform the most meaningless tasks”
  14. 14. How does perception affect your approach to the tasks required?Do you look for opportunities to be the “hero”?
  15. 15. How might a difference inprincipal and school counselor perception affect counselor effectiveness?
  16. 16. Guidance Counselor vs. School Counselor
  17. 17. Guidance• Is the state curriculum, represented through the Guidance Essential Standards and taught by teachers, school counselors and other school staff in a variety of ways (classroom guidance is but one method of delivery).
  18. 18. School Counselor Isthe person who works in your school, making sure the Guidance Essential Standards are delivered and performing duties as recommended by a national delivery model (basis of the newly adopted School Counselor Evaluation)
  19. 19. The ASCA National Model• A school counseling program based on ASCA’s National Model is data-driven and based on the academic, career and personal/social development standards.
  20. 20. American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA)Effective School CounselingPrograms are Built on aFramework of Four KeyElements
  21. 21. Foundation: Program Focus, Student Competencies and Professional Competencies
  22. 22. Management: Program and Counselor Assessments, Use of Time Assessment, AnnualAgreements, Advisory Counselors, Use of Data, Curriculum, SmallGroup and closing the Gap Action Plans
  23. 23. Delivery: Direct Student Services (School Counseling Core Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services; Indirect Student Services (consultation, collaboration)
  24. 24. Accountability: analysis of data toshow impact of counseling program on attendance, behavior, achievement, and to plan improvements
  25. 25. What perceptions do you (and/or yourschool counselor) need to challenge tocontinue to move your school counselingprogram forward?How does principal support affectcounselor effectiveness?Counselors, have you studied ASCA?Have you begun to use some of thetools?
  26. 26. Questions / Comments?

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