• Town Hall: Leadership & Advocacy to Address Racism in Schools

    School counselors are exploring how they can refine their school counseling program to help create a school culture free from racism and bias. Many school counselors have been victims of discrimination and are managing the trauma associated with violence, while others are examining their privilege and responsibility to be anti-racists. Let’s talk about it – all of it.


    Brian Coleman, 2019 School Counselor of the Year
    School Counselor, Jones College Prep, Chicago, Ill.

    Jan Desmarais-Morse
    School Counselor, Goshen Middle School, Goshen, Ind.

    Derek Francis
    Manager of Counseling Services, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, Minn.

    Tinisha Parker
    Assistant Chair, ASCA Board of Directors
    Executive Director of Student Services, Gwinnett County School District, Suwanee, Ga.

    Katherine Pastor
    Chair, ASCA Board of Directors
    School Counselor, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Laura Ross
    2020 School Counselor of the Year
    School Counselor, Five Forks Middle School, Lawrenceville, Ga.

    Marsha Rutledge, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Longwood University

    Jennifer Susko
    Elementary School Counselor, Metro Atlanta, Ga.

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