Elishia Basner

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Elishia is a former school counselor with a decade of experience aiding children and adolescents in navigating life challenges such as grief, loss, divorce, emotional regulation issues, and transitions. Elishia is passionate about helping schools become more resilient-centered and helping school counselors create comprehensive programs that align with the ASCA National Model. Elishia has over […]

Ginger Healy

Author Ginger Healy

Ginger Healy MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker with almost 30 years of experience in the field of social work. Ginger has worked as a child abuse investigator, hospital social worker, and school therapist. She spent 15 years as the social service supervisor at an international adoption agency and was able to travel to […]

Angie C. Smith

Author Angie C. Smith

Dr. Angie C. Smith embraces multiple roles as a partner, mother, Associate Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator for the Counselor Education program at North Carolina State University, Faculty Fellow for the Office of Faculty Excellence, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. She has been teaching online and on-campus at NC […]

Kim “Tip” Frank

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Kim “Tip” Frank, longtime school counselor and therapist, has had the privilege of helping thousands of students, formerly as a teacher, and more recently, as a counselor/therapist. Tip worked in the public school setting for over 20 years and now maintains a thriving, private counseling practice. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on topics […]

Michele Borba

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character, resilience, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken across the world and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations. Dr. Borba is recognized globally for […]

Tamara Zentic

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Tamara Zentic is the author of educational books that teach technology lessons, social skills, and executive function, to students of all ages. Zentic is a veteran middle school teacher with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to having a master’s degree in youth development, she has written and implemented a computer programming curriculum […]

Julia V. Taylor

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Julia V. Taylor, Ph.D., is a zony, brainy and overall cool person.She is a school counselor, which means she helps kids with the trails and tribulations of growing up. She likes to run, travel, cook, and make people laugh. She is not a size or shape, she’s just Julia. Prior to academia, Taylor worked as […]

Dan St. Romain

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Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant, based out of San Antonio, Texas, who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children of all ages. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in […]

Natalie Spencer Gwyn

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Dr. Natalie Spencer Gwyn is a Core Faculty Member at Walden University and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Natalie later earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Carolina State University. She is the owner […]

Jessica Sinarski

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Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH equips parents and professionals to be healers for hurting children. Weaving user-friendly brain science into everything she does, Jessica ignites both passion and know-how in audiences. Extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician, consultant, and parent educator led her to create BraveBrains, a resource and training platform for home, school, […]

Jenny Simmons

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Jenny Simmons is a dynamic storyteller who champions self-transformation in students and adults. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter, the author of two books on personal growth and grief, and serves as a Chaplain working alongside students every day. Jenny has been traveling the country for two decades performing and teaching students and adults how to […]

David A. Opalewski

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David Opalewski, M.A. is the founder and president of Grief Recovery, Inc., in Saginaw, Michigan. He is an author, consultant, and a widely sought-after conference speaker and trainer for the tragedy component of school crisis teams across the country. David has a forty-four-year career in education. He has taught at the elementary, middle, high school, […]

Linda Moss Mines

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Linda Moss Mines, historian, has spent forty-eight years teaching in public and private schools, colleges, industry, and public programming. She is the official Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Tennessee Historian, a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, chairs the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam Conflict Committee, serves on the Sgt. York Foundation Board of Trustees, and as […]

Melisa Marsh

Dr. Melisa Marsh currently serves as the Supervisor of School Counseling for the Cobb County school district in Marietta, GA., where she coordinates the development and supervision of school counseling, student advisement, crisis response, and Hospital Homebound programs. She has 17 years of experience in filling the roles of Georgia State High School Counselor, Supervisor […]

Kristin Maher

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Kristin Maher is an advocate, writer, and speaker on topics dealing with negative emotions. Being on the client side of therapy gave Maher tools for learning to regain control over negative emotions, which led her to write her first book. Aimed at young children, Maher teaches language and strategies for managing shame at its earliest […]

Melissa A. Louvar Reeves

Dr. Melissa A. Louvar Reeves

Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC is Past-President of the National Association of School Psychologists, a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed clinical mental health counselor, and licensed special education teacher. Most recently she was an Associate Professor at Winthrop University, and has over 20-years’ experience working in public schools, a private school, and day and […]

Jenn Larson

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Jenn Larson is the middle child and only daughter of two former school teachers. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and over 20 years experience as an elementary school teacher. She shares teaching ideas and activities for busy teachers and resources for upper elementary students as The Teacher […]

Lisa King

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Lisa King has worked as a school counselor, helping students develop and use innovative practices, for 20 years. She is a national speaker, author of six books on career readiness and growth mindset, and presented her programs at local, state, and national conferences. Lisa has authored six books about career readiness and growth mindset. Lisa […]

Robert Jamison

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Robert B. Jamison currently serves as a coordinator of school counseling services for a large suburban school division and has years of experience as a school counselor and school counseling department chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in […]

John W. Hodge

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Dr. John W. Hodge is president and cofounder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, a high performing, high poverty inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and […]

Melissa Gratias

Gratias, Melissa-web

Melissa Gratias, Ph.D., is an international speaker, coach, blogger, and author. For more than 20 years, Melissa’s coaching and consulting work has improved productivity for multinational, billion-dollar companies as well as individual solopreneurs. She creates workable systems so people can accomplish their professional goals in less time and with less stress. As a result, thousands […]

Noel Foy

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A former classroom teacher and Learning Specialist, Noel is founder of Neuro Noel Consulting. Her mission is to empower teachers, parents, counselors, coaches and students with quick, user friendly ways to decrease stress and boost engagement, learning, executive function and performance.

Julia Cook

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Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media […]

Angela Cleveland

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Angela Cleveland, M.S.Ed., M.Ed, MA has 15 years of experience as a school counselor, and she received the “2017 New Jersey School Counselor of the Year” award. Cleveland serves on the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) Executive Board and is the NJSCA webmaster. She is currently the Program Director for NCWIT Counselors for Computing. […]

Andrea Burns

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Andrea Burns loves all things bookish. Andrea is a social-emotional learning advocate and feels strongly about the importance of teaching children about their thoughts and feelings. Andrea has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Andrea loves to write stories that influence children to believe in themselves. As an author, […]

Kate Bartlein

Kate Bartlein has been working with children in schools, clinics, and their homes for over a decade. Kate works with disability and mental health advocacy organizations helping parents navigate the complex special education and children’s mental health systems. She also provides training and support to educators and school staff on topics related to promoting emotional […]

Leigh Bagwell

Dr. Leigh Bagwell is a member of the School Counseling Core Faculty in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Capella University. Bagwell joined Capella in the spring of 2022 shortly after completing her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Tennessee. She began her career as an elementary and middle […]

Amie Dean

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Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education since 1993. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She […]

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

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Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Ph.D., is a counselor educator, clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and international author of numerous books. Raychelle has expertise in a wide range of issues affecting children and adolescents, from anger and aggression to anxiety and depression to sexual trauma and bullying. Raychelle attended North Carolina State University, receiving her B.A. […]

Allison Edwards

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Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Before opening a private practice, Allison developed and maintained a play therapy program for […]

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