Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Public School Counselors and the College Pipeline

Friday, September 23 | 8:30am – 10:00am CT

Prior to 2020, public schools across the country were beset by severe inequities in student access to school counselors and college advising, with some school districts and states with ratios approaching or exceeding 1,000 students per school counselor. Likewise, public school counselors have long struggled with multiple and varying demands, often with little understanding or support from school administrators and policymakers. The global pandemic, as well as multiple social justice flashpoints that were exacerbated by increasingly polarized and discriminatory policymaking, has only further strained the conditions under which school counselors must work. Public school counselors and a college access administrator will share what colleges should understand about the state of K-12 preparation, college advising, and the challenges facing school counselors. 


Shantel Goodman-Luckett
Chief Experience Officer


Narietha Carter-McClain
College and Career Advisor
Fort Bend ISD and Co-Chair of Texas ACAC    
Priscilla Grijalva
School Counselor
Corona-Norco Unified School District
Na`Taria Muse
Director of College Readiness
Houston ISD  
Candice Mackey
College Counselor
Los Angeles Unified School District


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