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Sumner County Schools Tennessee Counselor Professional Development Day August 5, 2024
Sumner County Schools Tennessee Counselor Professional Development Day August 5, 2024
Sumner County Schools Tennessee Counselor Professional Development Day August 5, 2024

August 5, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Liberty Creek High School Event Center


You are invited to attend!

School Counselors from Sumner County Schools are invited to attend a day of training and inspiration with Raychelle Cassada Lohmann. You can also visit with area youth service agencies and sponsors, who will display information on their available services. Come be refreshed and invigorated to continue the work you are doing. For the full schedule see below.

Also, all School Counselors will receive a COMPLIMENTARY BOOKSTORE VOUCHER to be used to shop at the on-site NCYI Resource Fair.

Sumner County Schools:

School Counseling Vision

SCS Counseling programs are dedicated to fostering a generation of resilient, responsible, and compassionate individuals. Through our comprehensive counseling programs, students will not only develop the skills to navigate complex situations, but they will also learn how to effectively utilize available resources, and become confident, lifelong learners who strive for their fullest potential in career and life.

With grateful appreciation to Liberty Creek High School for hosting the event!

Sponsored By


Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Ph.D., is a counselor educator, clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and international author of numerous books, including three in the 15-Minute Focus series: Digital Citizenship, Anger, Rage and Aggression, and Growth Mindset, Resilience, and Grit, along with many others. Raychelle has expertise in a wide range of issues affecting children and adolescents, from anger and aggression to anxiety and depression to sexual trauma and bullying. Raychelle attended North Carolina State University, receiving her B.A. in psychology, her M.S. in counselor education, and her Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education. With 25 years in the counseling profession, Raychelle has devoted much of her time to working with children, adolescents, parents, and educators.

Raychelle is a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor and licensed school counselor in NC. She is also a licensed professional counselor in SC. Additionally, Raychelle is an EMDR-certified provider and holds the following certifications: Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BCTMH), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).

Anger is perhaps one of the most misunderstood emotions. It’s the driving force that pushes us into action when we feel threatened, powerless, or mistreated. Anger can be both constructive and destructive, but unleashed through aggression, or rage can leave an aftermath of devastation. In schools, problematic anger can be met with hefty consequences such as being sent out of class to suspension or, worse, expulsion. Additionally, prolonged periods of anger have been linked with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicide. If you struggle with angry students, suit up because this engaging presentation will use a biopsychosocial lens to deeply understand the reasons, causes, and symptoms associated with anger. During the presentation, attendees will learn to gauge and monitor emotions and use evidence-based skills to help students decompress and manage their anger healthily and successfully.

We all have superpowers. Powers that help us overcome unimaginable obstacles, get up when we get knocked down, and believe that our dreams are within our reach. We gain strength through three distinct energizing abilities: growth mindset, resilience, and grit. Although these three superpowers are related, each serves a distinct purpose in helping us soar to success. In this inspiring and empowering presentation, participants will engage in various interactive and creative activities and learn ways to help students discover and harness their internal superpowers. When students have a strong sense of self and believe in their ability to bounce back from adversity, they can maximize their potential making the impossible possible.

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8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome by District Leadership

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Featured Speaker – Dr. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann
Exploring the Depths: Youth Anger, Aggression, and Rage

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch will be provided and shop at the NCYI Resource Fair

12:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Featured Speaker – Dr. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann
Harnessing Superpowers: Helping Students Soar to Success

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break and shop at the NCYI Resouce Fair

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

SCS Counseling Program Beginning of Year Info with Bobbie Caine and Beth Martin


All School Counselors in attendance will receive a COMPLIMENTARY COUPON to shop the NCYI Resource Fair at the conference!

This is an opportunity for you to personally review and purchase curriculum, activity and small group manuals, books, videos, DVDs and CDs. NCYI has the newest and best guidance resource materials available from America’s foremost publishers in Classroom Guidance, Character Education, Bullying Prevention / Intervention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Separation Issues, Grief Recovery, Learning Disabilities and Social Skills Training.

Save on shipping and handling – You can save 5% to 8% by purchasing from the on-site display and taking the resources with you, which eliminates shipping and handling charges! On-site discounts will also be offered.

Specialty savings on overstock items – Save 50% or more off the retail price of a unique selection of overstock items.

NCYI accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, purchase orders, and even cash for additional purchases! If you have building level funds available, you can use a school purchase order.

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Practical Guidance Resources Educators Can Trust

National Center for Youth Issues, or NCYI, is a national non-profit organization that publishes and distributes guidance resource materials for schools. In addition to publishing its own publications, NCYI represents over 40 different publishers of educational resources. They also provide training opportunities for educators through on-site training services, as well as regional and state-wide conferences.



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