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Fourth Annual Santa Cruz County Counselor Symposium

Friday, March 17, 2023 • 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, CA

Leading and Living SEL Every Day

Keynote Meena Srinivasan is the founding Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership. She is a highly respected educational leader who brings expertise and credibility in the field of Social Emotional Learning and is one of Mindful Magazine’s 2022 ten powerful women of the mindfulness movement.


8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Welcome – Faris Sabbah

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Keynote – Leading and Living SEL Everyday Meena Srinivasan

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break 

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Breakout sessions (1) 

  • Room A: Administrator & Superintendent Circle: Next Steps Meena Srinivasan
  • Room B: Not the Usual Suspects: Helping Students Find the Best Postsecondary Match and Fit
  • Room C: Learning from Our English Language Learners: Our Roles in Supporting Multilingual Learners
  • Room D: Self Care & Educator Resiliency
  • Room E: Supporting Mental Health: Learning from the Experts

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.     Break

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Breakout session (2)

  • Room A: How to Help Families With Financial Aid Offers
  • Room B: Data Management for School Counselors
  • Room C: Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Room D: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning: Examples of Promising Practices
  • Room E: Supporting Mental Health: Learning from the Experts

12:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch 

12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Closing – K-16 School Counselors Panel

Welcome to Santa Cruz County College & Career Collaborative

We are a collaborative organization of educators, administrators, and counselors
including ten k-12 school districts, three colleges, and the County Office of Education.
The goal of S4C is to increase post-secondary access and attainment for students in Santa Cruz County.

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“I want to get my mind on different colleges to see the possibility of colleges and the range of colleges I have to choose from.”


Romero Díaz

E. A. Hall Middle School