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Porter and Chester Institute
National Guard Massachusetts
College Board
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Suffolk University Boston
Dean College

Reboundaries and Resilience: Enhancing Skills that Foster Boundary Recognition, Determination and GRIT!!

Julia Cook

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 8:15 a.m.


SPEAKER BIO:  Julia is a former teacher and school counselor, and is now an international speaker and one of the world’s foremost authors of guidance storybooks for children. She is always seeking creative ways to connect with people and impart valuable life lessons. Her imaginative stories are extremely engaging to all ages, leading her to publish over eighty successful storybooks, earning numerous national awards and recognition. The goal of Julia’s books is to enter the world view of children and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Julia as she presents, Reboundaries and Resilience: Enhancing Skills that Foster Boundary Recognition, Determination and GRIT! Julia will provide creative ideas to answer the following questions:

  • How do we accomplish the great task of teaching our kids the BIG LIST of everything they need to know and succeed in life when they believe that all of their needs are being met through screen time?
  • How do we teach our kids online safety? How do we allow technology to add to our children’s life as opposed to taking from it?
  • How do we create an environment where kids genuinely “want it” more than we want it for them?

In her research-based keynote, Julia takes a look at how creative world-class parents and educators are answering these questions and helping children thrive with strength and confidence in their ever-changing world!!

Dean, Amie

Behavior Interventions that Work

Amie Dean

Monday, April 30, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 years. 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 holds a Masters degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With 21 years experience as an educator and 10 years as a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Amie as she presents, Behavior Interventions that Work. Counselors and Educators throughout the country are facing questions they never thought they would have to ask. “Why are students giving up so easily?” “Why can’t I get them to comply?” This session is designed to provide counselors, teachers, and administrators with research based strategies to employ immediately to create a positive school climate. These are practical, hands-on strategies to use with students who have suffered trauma, have behavior challenges, or just need positive interactions to motivate them to put forth increased effort AND develop self belief.

Special Update from the MA Executive Office of Education

Ann Reale

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.


SPEAKER BIO: Ann Reale has served as 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 newlyformed Department of Early Education and Care, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor’s Office, and as the State Budget Director.

Monday, April 30, 2018

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 with Amie Dean

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

President’s Reception

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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 with Julia Cook

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
Special Update from the MA Executive Office of Education – Ann Reale

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 30 and May 1.  PDP forms will be provided onsite during the 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 2018 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 30 – May 1)

(by February 28, 2018)

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

(after February 28, 2018)

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

Pre-Conference ONLY
(April 30)


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.  



Five Easy Ways to Register!!!

  1. ONLINE: Use the online form below to register online and pay with a CREDIT CARD.
  2. SCAN & EMAIL: – (Download the Registration Form below)
  3. FAX: (423) 899-4547 (Download the Registration Form below)
  4. TOLL FREE NUMBER: (866) 318-6294
  5. MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues, ATTN: MASCA Conference, PO Box 22185 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185 (Download the Registration Form below)

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

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Graduate Students

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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 6, 2018.


  • CALL: (866) 828-9111 (Option 3). Please be sure to mention “Massachusetts School Counselor Association.”
  • 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: MASCA, then click “Add”
  6. Finally, click “Complete Reservation” to proceed with reservation
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