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PSCA and PDE invites you to School Counselor Symposium 1: Student Support Beyond the Classroom. School Counselor Symposium 1 will be held in person at Bucks County Intermediate Unit (705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901) and via Zoom Webinar.  

This event is worth 4.5 Act 48 hours. 


See our agenda below! 


School Counselor Symposium 2023 

PSCA in partnership with Pennsylvania Department of Education 

Symposium 1: Student Support Beyond the Classroom 

Monday, October 9, 2023 


In Person Arrival- 8:30 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by Bucks County Community College and Foundation 

Virtual Sign On- 8:45 AM


Welcome - 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM  

  • Larissa Valonis, PSCA Board Chair   

  • Emilia Mattucci, PSCA Executive Director 

Keynote - 9:15 AM-10:15 AM :Walkthrough of PA Maslow 

  •  Dr. Kim McCurdy, Director, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education 

10:30 AM-11:30 AM: Bridging (Secondary to Postsecondary) 

  •  Karen Rubican, School Counseling Advisor, PDE 

Lunch Break – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Meet the Insurance Commissioner 

1:45 PM-2:45 PM: Re-Entry Plans 

  • Dr. Jennifer Kirk, High School Counseling Curriculum Leader, Upper St. Clair High School 

Closing & Evaluations -  2:45 PM -3:00 PM 

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