Dean College

Be the One

John Hodge

Tuesday, April 30th | 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Dr. John W. Hodge’s career has been defined by assisting students and teachers with overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules “Leading Assessment and Instruction” and “Creating a High Performance Learning Culture”, and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.
Dr. Hodge is the president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dr. Hodge as he presents BE THE ONE! He will discuss how the education of America’s youth is a challenging prospect when one considers the many burdens faced by impoverished children and their families. Research indicates that poverty need not be a barrier to academic excellence. As co-author of the book Standing in the Gap, Dr. Hodge states, “Across the nation, schools are demonstrating that it can be done: That students can reach high standards, that all children can succeed, that the gap between white and minority students, poor and affluent, can be closed.” More often than not, one caring adult can make all the difference in the world. Dr. Hodge’s presentation will encourage all of us to  BE THE ONE!

Raising Generation Tech: Creating Tech Healthy Schools, Families & Communities

Janell Hofmann

Monday, April 29th | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Janell Burley Hofmann is an international author, speaker and consultant specializing on the topics of technology, media, health, relationships and well-being. Janell is the creator of the original iPhone contract and a thought leader in the space of digital mindfulness, digital parenting and intentional use of tech. She is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up published by Rodale, Inc. Janell is the founder of the Slow Tech Movement and iRules Academy.
Janell has worked on four continents across diverse demographics, cultures, religions, and socioeconomics. Sensitive to the needs of each community, Janell works with schools, youth, families, educators, and organizations while offering private coaching and consulting sessions. Janell’s professional expertise and personal experience as a mother of five children builds strong connections with a wide and varied population. Janell engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose in a partnership that will positively impact all.
Janell’s academic background is in communications, media, gender, critical and creative thought. Her featured talks include two-time TEDx presenter, SxSW, YPO Southeast Asia Summit, Peace Corp Workshop Leader, Homecoming Day Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, YPO Middle East Tour, Women2Women International Summit and MIT Strata Center. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, USA Today, National Public Radio, BBC News and The Associated Press.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Janell as she presents Raising Generation Tech: Creating Tech Healthy Schools, Families & Communities. In this workshop explore strategies to support students, educators and families. Tech trends, preventative work and lessons, response models and building a community of digitally literate and engaged families will be discussed.

Special Update from the MA Executive Office of Education

Ann Reale

Tuesday, April 30th | 11:45 a.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Ann Reale has served a Undersecretary and Chief Operating Officer for the Executive Office of Education since 2015. Prior to this role, Ann lived in Washington DC for six years and was a Principal consultant in the Education Division at ICF International, providing technical assistance to state agencies and the federal government. Before moving to DC, Ann’s experience as a leader in Massachusetts state government included serving as the first Commissioner of the newly-formed Department of Early Education and Care, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor’s Office, and as the State Budget Director.



Monday, April 29, 2019

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Keynote Session

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

President’s Reception

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:45 a.m.

President’s Welcome

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Morning Learning Session 1

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Learning Session 2

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Afternoon Learning Session 1

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Learning Session 2

3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Door Prizes and Giveaways

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

MASCA General Session Meeting

Become a MASCA Member!

Please visit the MASCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership.

PDP Information

MASCA is an approved PDP provider.  Attendees can earn up to 12.5 hours of PDPs by attending the Full Conference on April 29-30.  PDP forms will be provided onsite during the conference.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2019 MASCA Conference!

Graduate Credit Information

MASCA has partnered with Lindenwood University to provide the opportunity to earn one graduate credit (cost of $75) through participation in the 2019 MASCA Conference. Lindenwood University also serves as the graduate credit partner for ASCA, our national association.

Information on graduate credit will be available in the registration area.

FULL Conference
(April 29-30)

(by February 28, 2019)

Professional Member*: $135
Student Member*: $75
Retiree Member*: $75
Non-Member**: $180

(after February 28, 2019)

Professional Member*: $150
Student Member*: $85
Retiree Member*: $85
Non-Member**: $195

Pre-Conference ONLY
(April 29)


Professional Member*: $60
Student Member*: $45
Retiree Member*: $45
Non-Member: $80

*You must be a current MASCA Member to receive the Member Price.

**If you register for the FULL Conference as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary MASCA membership.

***To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.  

Online registration is now closed. But we have room for you! Just come to the Conference with your purchase order, or credit card, check or cash and you can register on-site in just a couple minutes!

Please make your check or purchase order payable to:
National Center for Youth
PO Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email or

Please note: There will be no refunds after April 12, 2019. All cancellations before April 12, 2019 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

Graduate Students

Click here to apply for the Graduate Student Conference Scholarship

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA


All events of the Conference will be located in the Conference Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $99 plus tax. This rate is valid through April 15, 2019.


  • CALL: (866) 828-9111 (Option 3). Please be sure to mention Massachusetts School Counselor Conference, group code MSCA.”
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Go to the Resort Website and follow these instructions:
  1. In the right hand corner of the screen on the hotel main page,click on “Check Availability/Book Online”
  2. Click on “Number of Adults”
  3. Click on “Add Code,” then a drop box will appear
  4. In the drop down box choose “Group Attendee”
  5. In the empty box below add code: MSCA, then click “Add”
  6. Finally, click “Complete Reservation” to proceed with reservation
MASCA 2018 Resort

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click on the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.

Visit Main Street, just minutes away from the Resort!

On Main Street you will find many boutiques restaurants, and seaside shops: Alberto’s Ristorante, Allium, Eclectic Café, Islands Clothing, The Naked Oyster, The Silver Seahorse, and Olde Village Fudge Shoppe.

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!