Hi! I am a high school counselor in suburban Boston. I love collaborating with other school counselors & educators through #sccrowd, #scchat and other great educational hashtags on Twitter. I promote college & career readiness, and always look for ways to empower students.
I hold a BA in Studio Arts, an MSEd. in School Counseling and a CAGS in Educational Leadership. I started my career in education as a College and Career Counselor on Long Island, NY and my first job as a full-time school counselor was in rural New Hampshire. I have been in my current counseling position since 2005 and have recently been appointed to the Technology Committee of the Massachusetts School Counselors Association.
The idea behind #SCCrowd stemmed from a chance meeting I had with another school counselor at a PD workshop. But thanks to some fantastic folks in my professional learning network, it has quickly grown into a world-wide community of school counselors and supportive educators. I give thanks to great school counselors such as Susan Spellman-Cann (@SSpellmanCann), my co-moderator for Q&A Day Chats, Carol Miller (@tmscounselor), Chris Wood (@ChrisWood415), & Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason), as well as higher education specialists Carolyn Lawrence (@CZLaw) and Alex Williams (@AlexMWilliams_). They have provided incredible support as #SCCrowd has grown its roots! You can learn more about #SCCrowd in the first blog post.
I am also grateful for the support of many others who have helped me both directly and indirectly with #SCCrowd:
- My wife, Karen (@Karen_Wolfson), a K-8 Mathematics Administrator, who opened my eyes to the power of Twitter as a professional learning tool.
- My daughter, who makes me laugh every day and inspires me to learn new things.
- My own high school counselor, Cindy Tellekamp, who became my practicum supervisor during graduate school and remains a great friend and mentor.
- My friend David Berkowitz (@dberkowitz), an NYC marketing executive, who is my Twitter guru and the first person to explain to me what a blog was many years ago.