Service and leadership that maximize the success of all students

Counselors are the heart of our school

School Counselor Leadership Network

​​​​​​​​​​School counselors have a critical role in our schools, especially now with LCAPs focused on college and career readiness and the important work of equity for our students.

Through SDCOE, you can:

  • Get professional learning tailored to your unique needs

  • Network with other school counselors

  • Gain valuable resources for you, your students, and your colleagues by utilizing our Resource Quick Links

School Counselor Leadership Conference in partnership with the Western Association for College Admission Counseling on Feb. 14

2017 School Counselor Leadership Conference

If you missed the School Counselor Leadership Conference on Feb. 14, or want to relive some of your favorite moments, check below for resources, videos, and more. 

Professional Learning

Counselors and Curriculum

Registration is open for the new Counselors and Curriculum series beginning Nov. 9. This is a quarterly series of workshops serving breakfast, coffee, and conversation with content specialists. Build your awareness and knowledge of new changes in curriculum and instruction as it applies to your role with this new series.

Register for individual sessions:

  • May 19, 2017 - History-social science, English language arts, and Momentum Learning, a portfolio of schools operated by SDCOE

Equity Symposium

The Equity Symposium on September 7 and 8, 2017 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is designed for school and district leaders, teachers, and counselors to uncover the specific barriers preventing students from the supports and opportunities they need for success.

Early bird registration is open. Register now to save!

This year the theme of the event is Equity through Student Agency: Mindsets, Relationships, and Innovations. Click here to learn more and submit a presentation proposal.

New School Counselor Leadership Institute

The current New School Counselor Leadership Institute is full. Please check back with us in 2017 for the opportunity to register for the 2017-2018 cohort. 

If you've been hired as a school counselor in the past three years, this unique offering is for you. The New School Counselor Leadership Institute provides professional learning and custom-made support for those new to the field. 

This professional learning opportunity is split into six sessions across the school year and the content aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behavior Standards in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. Topics include:

  • Building a school guidance program
  • How to advise students in college and career
  • Empowering students in the cyber world
  • Facilitating student groups
  • Youth mental health first aid

View additional professional learning opportunities for school counselors


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