September 22-24, 2024
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
Murfreesboro, TN

September 22-24, 2024
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
Murfreesboro, TN

Join us for the TN School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute!
September 22-24, 2024
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Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
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Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
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Join us for the TN School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute!
September 22-24, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the TN School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute!
September 22-24, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!

SAVE THE DATE!

Register below.

Details to come.

THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS

We appreciate the great response of registrations this year. However, due to capacity limits, we will not be able to accept on-site registrations at this year's event. Your registration and payment/purchase order must be received before the cutoff date of Thursday, September 22nd. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

We have reached capacity limits at the hotel. Also, no on-site registrations will be accepted.

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ABC’s TCAP Success Workbooks, eBooks, and New Online Testing are your key to school-wide performance improvement! TCAP Success workbooks include free eBooks, Online Testing administration, scoring, and data report features, plus Teacher’s Guides. Built-in analytics, mapped to current Tennessee Academic Standards, help you provide data-driven instruction customized to your students’ needs. Request your free ABC sample copy today!

For more information please contact Jenny Gale, Senior Account Executive at (888) 264-5877 or jgale@abck12.com.

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DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.

For more information contact Becca Bean, Senior Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com

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QuaverReady is an online program designed to help all students succeed in school. It includes an evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculum and intervention and behavioral resources. 

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SPEAKERS

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

Keynote Speakers

Matthew Berry

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Ashley Wright

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Keynote Session 
September 23, 2024| 8:30 a.m.

A planned lunch. An organized small group. A Friday afternoon. What do these things have in common? It’s that sometimes It Never Fails that our best-laid plans lead to an unexpected next crisis. It’s just part of being a school counselor. But what about all those things you do that “never fail” to lead to success? Listen as Matt shares how collaborative relationships, advocacy and well articulated goals lead to purpose and program success.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize the Five Never Fails in school counseling.
  • Learn how to accept challenges by considering them learning opportunities.
  • Identify your boundaries and embed your own self-care strategies.

 


 

Matthew Berry is the Coordinator of K-12 Counseling for the second largest school district in Missouri. He is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to learning that enhances their academic and social emotional needs. He is often sought to speak to students, educators, and leaders on a variety of topics.

Keynote Session 
September 24, 2024| 11:15 a.m.

Are you an educator feeling stuck in a rut? Do you yearn for a sense of purpose in your work? “Passion. Purpose. Position” – a call to action for educators to unleash their unique gifts and transform their communities. Join Ashley for an inspiring keynote session where you’ll discover how to harness your passion, find your purpose, and position yourself as a change agent in education.

When you identify your strengths and align them with your goals, you’ll truly discover the impact you can have in your school and beyond, and leave a legacy with every individual you encounter. Become transformed and motivated to make a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community.

 


 

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ashley Wright has been an educator for the past 14 years, and a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor for the past 5 years. Her experience as an elementary classroom teacher helped her to realize students were having endless challenges that dealt with home, school, and peers. She later decided to become a school counselor in order to fully serve and connect with students campus-wide and in her community. This move enabled her to reach more students with social-emotional support and strategies/tools to enhance their resilience and relationships.

Recently recognized as the 2022 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2021 Texas School Counselor of the Year, Ashley continues as a national speaker and advocate of the profession to teach students and educators to accept diversity, increase self-esteem, build character and maintain resilience. It is her divine belief that “Every human being has the unlimited potential to make positive change in one’s life.”

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Pre-Institute Session Speakers

Sejal Parikh Foxx

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Teshia Stovall Dula

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Loren Dittmar

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Pre-Institute Learning Session 
September 22, 2024| 3:00 p.m.

Small groups can be a powerful source of support for students. In this session, participants will learn how to create small groups from start to finish.  The audience will learn the structure of groups, leadership skills for facilitating sessions, and the process for evaluating effectiveness.

 


 

Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx is a Professor and Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also the Founder and Director of the Urban School Counseling Collaborative. She is co-author of School Counseling in the 21st Century. In 2015, she received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina School Counselor Association. Dr. Foxx has presented over 160 conference presentations, invited workshops, and district trainings.

Prior to becoming a faculty member, Dr. Foxx was a high school and elementary school counselor in Florida. She worked in Title 1 settings and developed a passion for student advocacy, data-driven school counseling, and post-secondary readiness services.

Pre-Institute Learning Session 
September 22, 2024| 3:00 p.m.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities and problem- and project-based learning help students with social and emotional learning skills. This session allows professional school counselors to integrate STEAM activities quickly and effectively into their work with students.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define STEAM project/problem-based learning activities.
  • Understand how STEAM activities work to help students with social and emotional learning.
  • Learn how to incorporate STEAM into school counseling programs.

 


 

Teshia Stovall Dula, Ed.S., began her career in school counseling in 1998 and is currently serving as a school counselor for Gwinnett County Public School System (GCPS) in Georgia. Dula also works as an adjunct professor for Grand Canyon Univeristy. She has written two books, her first published book, STEAM for The School Counselor, has won two awards! Dula is a proud two-time graduate of Hampton University, where Dula received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. In 2014, she received her Specialist from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Her career awards include the 2011 Recognized ASCA Model Program Award; 2018 GCPS Writer of the Year; 2018 GSCA Writer of the Year; 2020 GCPS Middle School Counselor of the Year; 2020 GSCA School Counselor of the Year; 2022 Finalist American School Counselor of the Year. She enjoys Jazzercise, reading, writing, and playing! She is married to Michael, a fun Physical Therapist, and she is the proud Mom to Michael “Harrison,” Nathaniel, and Alyssa.

Pre-Institute Learning Session 
September 22, 2024| 3:00 p.m.

School Mental Health has become a high priority in society, and the opportunity for School Counselors to lead the way has emerged!  Our students need increasing support from a lens that is deeply attuned to the emotional challenges they face. This Trauma-Informed lens can be taught, strengthened, and shared.  Join this session to learn how you can train all staff to go beyond the surface and truly see each child from a magnified empathic lens.

 


 

Dr. Loren Dittmar is a Professional School Counselor with 22 years of experience, including 17 years in schools and 5 years in clinical settings. He is the Director of School Counseling at a Title 1 high school in Charleston, SC. Loren is also an adjunct professor with 8 years of teaching experience. He is the current Director of the Emerging Leaders Program for the Palmetto State School Counselors Association and Co-Director of the PSSCA annual conference.  Dr. Dittmar previously served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of School Counselors, and with his PhD in Psychology, he served as their lead expert in the development of the mental health section of the covid19k12counseling.org website.

Dr. Dittmar is a sought-after conference presenter on the topics of school mental health and suicide prevention. With his personal and professional experiences of loss due to suicide, his audiences not only have an incredibly moving experience, but walk away with practical tools and resources.

Loren has been married for 13 years to his wife, Cami, and they have 4 children, ages 9 through 20. Together they have fostered several children and their journey of raising an ‘expanded version’ of a family has brought a unique and real-world perspective to Loren’s presentations on various educational topics.

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More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

Professional Development

As at previous events, we will be offering professional development credits for attendance. 

TASL Credits: Up to Ten (10) hours of TASL credits are available for the main days of Institute and Pre-Institute. Up to 10 available if not attending pre-institute.

Professional Development Points (PDP): Up to Twelve (12) hours of Professional Development Points (PDP) for the main days of Institute and Pre-Institute. 10 available if not attending pre-institute.

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
We have reached capacity limits at the hotel. Also, no on-site registrations will be accepted.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
October 18, 2023

Become a Member

Before registering for the institute, please visit the TSCA web page and become a member or renew your annual membership to save. For questions about TSCA membership please contact, Carla Christian at csc829@gmail.com.

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 (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the TNSCALI 2024!

TNSCALI Conference | September 22-24

TSCA Member*

$135

Non-Member

$170

*Your TSCA membership must be good through September 24, 2024 to qualify for Member rates.

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the Institute because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after August 22, 2024. All cancellations before August 22, 2024 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.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The Institute will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.
The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.

REGISTER

Register online below using a credit card, or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL

Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel and Convention Center

1200 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Embassy Suites. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $175 plus tax, while rooms are available. The price includes full, cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception. This rate is valid through August 30, 2024.

You can also book a room by calling 1-800-Embassy (1-800-362-2779). Be sure to mention the “SCALI – 92K” group code.

Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute Embassy Hotel exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

OVERFLOW HOTEL

Hilton Garden Inn

1335 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 

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Within easy walking distance (across the parking lot) from the Embassy Suites is the Hilton Garden Inn. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $165 plus tax, while rooms are available. This includes two complimentary breakfast buffet tickets per room. This rate is valid through September 3, 2023.

You can also book a room by calling (615) 225-2345. Be sure to mention the “SCALI” group code.

Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute Conference September 25-27, 2022 Hilton Hotel exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

OVERFLOW HOTEL

Hilton Garden Inn

1335 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 

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Within easy walking distance (across the parking lot) from the Embassy Suites is the Courtyard by Marriott. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $159 plus tax, while rooms are available. This rate is valid through September 3, 2023.

You can also book a room by calling (615) 225-2345. Be sure to mention the “TN SCALI 2023” group code.

Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute Conference September 25-27, 2022 Courtyard Marriott Hotel exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Visit The Avenue, just minutes away and in walking distance from the Embassy Suites! You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at The Avenue, such as Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse and Chili’s Bar and Grill, along with others. Enjoy shopping at the Ann Taylor Loft, White House / Black Market, Off Broadway Shoes, Forever 21, and many more!

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!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: TNSCALI
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Please contact TSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.