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Attendee Registration for the 2020 VTSCA Conference Session 1- VT School Counselors: Come Together

  • 11 Nov 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual- Link to be emailed to participants


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VTSCA 2020 Conference

VT School Counselors: Come Together

Session 1: November 11, 2020

8:30 am-12:00 pm

8:30 Coffee and Connections- Sign on a few minutes early with your favorite morning beverage to connect 

9:00  Welcome- Updates from VTSCA & Recognition of the 2020 Award Winners and announcement of the 2021 Award Nominations 

10:00  Keynote featuring Mr. Brian Coleman, ASCA 2019 National School Counselor of the Year

11:00   Grade Alike Breakout Groups- Facilitated by VTSCA Board Members 

12:00  Conclusion

Mr. Brian Coleman was the 2019 National School Counselor of the Year and the first African-American winner of this prestigious honor. He was also a 2019Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Upstander Award recipient for his commitment to LGBTQA+ youth advocacy. Coleman has spent the last year traveling the country as the cartwheeling "Unicorn Counselor" speaking on issues ranging from comprehensive sexual health education and counseling program design to counselor identity and engagement strategies within the school community.  He is in his sixth year with Jones College Prep where he has served as Counseling Department Chair for three years. At Jones, Mr. Coleman has overseen counseling programming for seniors and freshmen, sophomore sexual health education, JCP’s student mentorship program, and the school’s LGBTQA+ student organization JonesPride. In the last year, he has also participated in DePaul University’s “Here We Do” and McDonald’s “Black and Positively Golden” promotional campaigns. He has also contributed to pieces forCNBC,Forbes,Teen Vogue, and NPR among others.  Coleman is a proud graduate of Northwestern University as well as DePaul University where he was named the College of Education’s 2019 Alumni of the Year (and, recently, became an Adjunct Professor!)  He enjoys all things unicorn, most things theatrical, and a good amount of professional wrestling!

Brian Coleman being honored at the 2019 HRC Time to THRIVE

Mr. Coleman IL SCOY

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