RAMPing as a Solo School Counselor
Earning the RAMP designation is an involved, all-encompassing process for any school counseling department. However, there are some unique challenges and opportunities to consider if you are the only school counselor in your school. Understand potential challenges for solo school counselors to earning the RAMP designation as well as strategies to help overcome some of these roadblocks. Discuss the key components to success – planning, organization and advocacy.

Learning outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify potential barriers to earning the RAMP designation as a solo school counselor.
  2. Identify strategies to help overcome roadblocks to earning the RAMP designation as a solo school counselor.
  3. Explain the importance of advocacy and its effect on delivering a comprehensive, RAMP-worthy school counseling program.
Crystal Brewer is the school counselor at Simpson Central School in Pinola, Miss. Simpson Central is one of five Schools of Distinction recognized at the 2016 RAMP awards ceremony. So far Simpson Central School is one of only four schools to earn the RAMP designation in Mississippi. As the only school counselor at Simpson Central, Brewer serves more than 550 K-8 students with more than 75 percent of those students eligible for the free and reduced meals program. Last year Brewer served as the president of the Mississippi School Counselor Association and has served as a state delegate to ASCA’s Delegate Assembly in 2014 and 2015. In May, Brewer was invited to the White House to represent school counselors at the Teacher of the Year ceremony. 

Oct. 4, 2016, 3 p.m. Eastern