Compass Charter Schools (CCS) to Present at 5th San Diego School Counselor Conference

By February 24, 2020 News

CONTACT: Kimberly Aguilar (805) 341-4689

February 24, 2020    

Thousand Oaks, CA –  Compass Charter Schools (CCS) Kristin Beasley, Ph.D., Educational Facilitator, has been selected to present at the 5th Annual San Diego School Counselor Conference, on March 9, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The San Diego County Office of Education invites school counselors to engage with their peers and learn best practices and techniques to serve their scholars best. 

 Beasley will lead a presentation titled “How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Impact Education and How to Build Resilience.” This is an engaging presentation packed with fun interactive brain games to help participants understand how the brain works in different states (calm, fear, anxiety, anger). Participants will learn about the research behind ACES (adverse childhood experiences) that link to health and learning. They will explore the impact on education by practicing strategies to identify when a challenging behavior has roots in trauma and how to move towards a solution that has a positive outcome for the scholar, the parent, and the teacher.  

“I am so excited to be a presenter at the San Diego County Office of Education School Counselors Leadership Con 2020,” shared Beasley. “Understanding childhood experiences is at the heart of quality education, and I am glad that CCS values the importance of teachers and counselors digging deeper to support our scholars. I will be presenting on what ACEs are and how they show up in educational settings. There are several new initiatives in California that have a direct focus on addressing ACEs and trauma in childhood, so it is awesome that CCS is on the cutting edge of supporting academic and emotional education for all scholars!”

The theme for this year’s conference is Unmasking Potential. The conference is for school counselors by school counselors to explore best practices and collaborate with others on topics relating to K-12 scholars. They will learn how to advocate for college and career readiness with scholars and get the support, tools, and resources they need to provide the best service possible for all scholars. 

“CCS is committed to offering each scholar the support they need to achieve success,” said J.J. Lewis, CCS Superintendent & CEO. “Our counselors are committed to ensuring that scholars have the support they need to find success at Compass. Thank you to all of our counselors for supporting our scholars throughout their educational experience at CCS, and thank you in advance to Dr. Beasley for presenting such an important topic at the San Diego County Office of Education School Counselors Leadership Conference next month.”

About Compass Charter Schools  

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state of California. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers two personalized learning programs. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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