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School Counselor Corps Advisory Board
Stephanie Mijo, they/she, College and Career Counselor, Academy District 20
"I am interested in supporting counseling initiatives around the state of Colorado"
Lauren Jones, she/her, CTE Program Director for Special Populations, Counseling & Middle School, Colorado Community College System
"As a School Counselor myself who works with School Counselors statewide, I love serving on this board to remain connected to the needs and celebrations of School Counselors statewide. I'm your biggest fan!"
Kylie Rogalla, she/her, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
"I'm a Counselor Educator and School Counseling Program Coordinator for the Department of Counseling & Human Services at UCCS, and I'm a passionate advocate for at-promise youth and alternative public education programs. I was invited to apply for the SCCG Advisory Board in order to further my connection to the unique strengths and challenges of our Colorado School Counseling community, as well as establishing further professional collaborations across the state."
Shae Smith, Akron School District R-1
"I joined the School Counselor Corps Advisory Board because I saw the difference that the Counselor Corp Grant made for myself and school counselors in Colorado. I am passionate about School Counseling and supporting students during their academic journey. The School Counselor Corps Advisory Board offers me an opportunity to help other counselors and be involved at the state level."
Andrew Burns, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Pueblo D60
"Through the Counselor Corps program, Colorado has become a national leader in supporting and sustaining effective school counseling. In turn, these efforts will increase graduation rates, decrease dropout rates and enhance post-secondary and workforce readiness. It's both exciting and humbling to participate in this important work."
Katie Wolver, she/her, School Counselor, Adams 12
"My work on the grant at Skinner Middle School was one of the first years of the grant. Now 10 years later, I am happy to represent Silver Hills Middle School."
Kim Medina, Colorado Mesa University
"Participating on the School Counselor Corps Advisory Board is an exciting opportunity for me to serve Colorado and our counseling and higher education community. The School Counselor Corp is a critical part of the infrastructure needed to support post-secondary access."
Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) funding is awarded to eligible school districts, BOCES, charter schools, or Institute charter schools. The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools. Grant funds are also used to increase the level of school counseling services provided to improve the graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into postsecondary education.
The SCCGP Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Department for the Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program.
Composition of the Board
The Advisory Board may include members who represent the Department, Higher Education, Labor and Employment, Community Colleges, school districts, or individuals with expertise in elementary, middle, and high school counseling; student retention; counselor education; career and technical education; student support services; career planning, pre-collegiate services; college admissions; or mental health and suicide prevention.
Length of Term
Each member of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Colorado Department of Education for a term of three years with the possibility of extending to a second term based upon the member’s eligibility.
Brooke Morgan, School Counseling Specialist
(303) 923-0966 | Morgan_B@cde.state.co.us
Jennicca Mabe, School Counseling Specialist
(303) 923-0974 | Mabe_J@cde.state.co.us