School Counselors NM

NM School Counselors' Community Virtual Conference
February 23, 2022
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Conference Information:

  • Click on the button below to register for the conference. Once registered, you can attend any of the scheduled sessions.
  • To learn more about the content of each session and view speaker bios, click on individual session titles. We are updating these daily. Check back often!
  • To enter a session, click the appropriate button and enter the common password: NMPED
  • In order to follow up with any supporting materials or credit attendance for professional development hours, we ask that you enter your first AND last name prior to entering a session. (Be sure you are also registered for the conference by clicking the link below.)
  • We realize you may want to attend multiple sessions offered at the same time, therefore we are recording each session and will post the video links after the conference.

7:45 a.m. to noon

Opening/Morning Session

Welcome – Dr. Elaine Perea, Barbara Armijo, Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Kelly Kennedy

Keynote/Morning Session Speaker – J. Lynn Jones
Four Simple Practices. Amazing Results!

Four Simple Practices. Amazing Results. The FISH! Philosophy strengthens trust, teamwork and engagement—the foundation your team needs to excel. People are more engaged when they’re having a good time and more committed to live what they’ve learned. Start seeing your work in a fresh and powerful way. 


12:15-12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Listen:

The Future of School Counseling in New Mexico

with Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Secretary of Education

1:00-1:50 p.m.

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Utilizing PSAT and AP Potential to Guide College & Career Readiness

Melissa DeLaurentis, PED

Deputy Secretary
Gwen Warniment-Perea, PED

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and Career Exploration Tools

Dr. Danielle Tallent, NS4ed


Dr. Elena Valdez

2:00-2:50 p.m.

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Helping Your Students Transition to Postsecondary Education 

Dr. Luvon Hudson, NS4ed

NMSCA – Ethics?


State Economic Development

Alicia Keys, PED

Summer Internship Program and Work-Based Learning

Marc Duske, PED

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