SCHOOL COUNSELORS FOR MTSS
We collaborate with educators to align/integrate culturally sustaining MTSS and school counseling programs to meet the needs of ALL students.
We uphold our mission through our research, writing, presentations, trainings, and consultation. We focus on alignment of systems for the following reasons:
We have two books to guide school counselors and school based mental health teams in their work.
The School Counselor's Guide to MTSS
This book provides an overview of the what and the why behind the alignment of school counseling programs and MTSS. Written by school counselor educators and school counselors, it provides ample examples of alignment across universal, tier 2/3 evidence based practices, data, and collaboration strategies.
Making MTSS Work
Making MTSS Work provides the how to MTSS. Using examples from school districts across the country, the authors outline best practices in alignment of school counseling programs and MTSS to ensure school counselors work smarter not harder. With chapters on tiered approaches and data, educators will leave with examples to strengthen systems.
My school counseling team was able to advocate for our role in MTSS in a way we never have before. I can't tell you what that means to me and to us. Not only that, but our admins were excited by the discussion and look forward to next week's meeting AND they suggested we create an action plan/next steps at the end of every discussion!
State School Counseling Coordinator
I ordered your new book [Making MTSS Work]...because I knew it would be a "must-read" . I think my entire book is going to be highlighted... I really like the way the book compares school counseling and MTSS in an easy to read and understand format. I am certainly going to recommend that everyone get their hands on a copy of the book!
This book changed the way I approach my work as a school counselor. It provides excellent ways in which to align what we already do with others in the building.
District School Counseling Leader & School Counseling Adjunct Professor
It’s [The School Counselor's Guide to MTSS] one of the best books out there in the field of school counseling. I love how nicely it aligns with PBIS. I am all about doing things with fidelity and this book did just that. It needs to be in the hands of all school counselors. It will be the required text for one of the courses I teach.