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School Counselors and the School Leadership Team

    • Published: 2020
    • Sarah N. Geiger1 and J. P. Oehrtman2
    • Copyright © 2020 American School Counselor Association. Professional School Counseling, Vol. 23(1 part 3): 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2156759X20903566.1. Pickerington Lakeview Junior High School, OH, USA. 2. Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
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A school leadership team is an opportunity for school counselors to demonstrate their capacity as school leaders and implement their training in using data to identify evidence-based interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of chosen interventions. We share a case study of how we utilized a school leadership team to better meet the needs of students via the development and implementation of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training Lab (SMART Lab) as a K–12 multi-tiered system of support. Use of the evidence-based school counseling model for systematic evaluation revealed that the SMART Lab intervention contributed to improvements in students’ behavior, attendance, and grades.