February 9, 2017
Columbia, SC – Three School Counselors from SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free virtual public charter high school, made a presentation at the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference in Myrtle Beach on January 20, 2017. SCWS counselors Kim Dunbar, Amber Goff, and Traylor Disbrow’s presentation titled, “Cultivating a Climate of Caring: Reengaging the Wounded Student,” focused on reaching “at-risk” students. Counselors presented specific strategies used to meet student’s needs and assist them in reaching their highest potential. The counselors were able to share data highlighting SCWS’s growth and increased student success.
“It was a distinct honor to be selected to make a presentation to school counselors from all across South Carolina and showcase some of the successes we are having at SCWS,” said SCWS’s Lead School counselor Kim Dunbar. “The PSSCA conference is a great way to meet other counselors across the state and collaborate on how to help students become college and career ready. My colleagues and I love the work we do and the students we have the opportunity to help every day.”
“I am so proud of the amazing team of school counselors we have at SCWS who work tirelessly to ensure that our students are in the best position to succeed,” said SCWS principal John Loveday. “Our teachers and counselors continue to make positive impacts on the lives of our students and it is an honor to be able to share their work with others around our state.”
SC Whitmore School is a tuition-free, virtual charter public high school that was founded in 2011 and aims to engage students in mastery learning. The school’s objective for students is to become independent learners in a challenging way while giving them the essential tools for success that they may need. This unique environment of learning is an alternate form of education for students who may be on an accelerated track or need a flexible academic calendar.
From left to right SCWS Counselors Amber Goff, Kim Dunbar, and Traylor Disbrow at the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference on January 20, 2017.Back to School News
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