We are four former school counselors who became school counselor educators. We believe in the power of MTSS to change educational systems and support school counseling programs.
We offer presentations and staff development to further your understanding and implementation of MTSS.
Please contact us through the form below or through our individual email addresses listed in our bios.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott
Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott is an Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, and School Counseling Coordinator at Old Dominion University, in VA; she teaches both master’s and doctoral counseling courses. Before that, she spent several years working as an elementary school counselor, as well as a special education teacher and in multiple mental health settings counseling youth. Dr. Goodman-Scott is passionate about researching school counseling topics and has published extensively regarding MTSS, preparation, practices, and counseling children with exceptionalities. After nearly 10 years as a board member for the Virginia School Counselor Association, Dr. Goodman-Scott recently served as Chair of the VSCA Board (2019-2020), and co-coordinates the national ACES interest network for school counseling faculty, as well as serves as president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (2020-2021). She is proud to be a recipient of the 2020 Research Award from the American Counseling Association.
Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon
Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator (School and Clinical Mental Health counseling) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater Wisconsin. She teaches both clinical and school counseling courses to master’s students in a department known for ‘excellence in teaching’. Passionate about teaching students about the barriers that impact K-12 students’ success, she has received multiple grants to ensure students gain relevant experience in diverse schools throughout their training. Prior to her role in academia, Dr. Betters-Bubon spent 11 years working as a school counselor and 1 year as a special education teacher.
Dr. Peg Donohue
Dr. Peg Donohue is an Associate Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. She spent 16 years working as a school counselor in both Connecticut and California prior to becoming a counselor educator. She has also taught elementary, middle and high school in comprehensive and alternative settings. Her primary research interests include: aligning comprehensive school counseling programs to effective multi-tiered systems of support, universal screening for mental health concerns in schools, the impact of school counselor ratios on student outcomes and the implementation of evidence based social and emotional learning interventions.
Dr. Jake Olsen
Dr. Jacob Olsen is an Assistant Professor and School Counseling Coordinator at California State University Long Beach in CA. Prior to his role as Assistant Professor, he was a school counselor for several years outside of Seattle, Washington. Dr. Olsen’s research agenda is focused on school counseling program and MTSS alignment, school counselor's role in the MTSS Tier 2 process, and the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model. Dr. Olsen has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Tier 2: Providing Supports for Students with Elevated Needs in the book The School Counselor's Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Routledge, 2019).