Using an Advisory Council to Tell Your Story with Lauren and Vira

High School Counseling Conversations

Apr 25 2022 • 39 mins

Lauren LaPera and Vira James of Ashley Ridge High School in Charleston, South Carolina bring their voices to the High School Counseling Conversations podcast!

Listen as Lauren and Vira’s passion and desire for growth shines through this conversation! These two rockstar high school counselors share exactly what using an advisory council has done for their school counseling program and why the advisory council was the FIRST THING they implemented before they made any other big changes in their department or school.

Using an advisory council has brought valuable feedback, new program ideas, and more opportunities for advocacy than they ever imagined.

If you’re looking for an easy way to bring momentum, excitement, and pride back into your career and program… don’t miss out on this episode (or using advisory councils)!

Send me a DM if you’re inspired and empowered to dream big about advisory councils for next year!

More about the Guests:

Lauren LePera is a ninth grade counselor at Ashley Ridge High School. Lauren has also worked as a middle school counselor (last year) for sixth grade. Lauren started her career in education as an elementary teacher who found joy in supporting students through life's challenges as well as mental health. Lauren is currently located in Charleston, SC. She loves her cats, being outside, and watching Schitt's Creek with her husband. Reach out to Lauren via email here.

Vira James is the Director of Counseling at Ashley Ridge High School. Vira has been a school counselor for 15 years and 4 years as a director. Vira started her career as a Career Specialist and currently lives in Charleston, SC. Vira loves Mexican food as well as hanging with her husband and kids. Reach out to Vira via email here.

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Full Show Notes on Website: www.counselorclique.com/episode19