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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.

Schedule-At-A-Glance

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 – School Counselors of the Year


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.”

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Romero Díaz

E. A. Hall Middle School