Presentation Title

Understanding the Behavior of an At-Risk Youth from the Perspective of an At-Risk Youth

Brief Biography

Jacqueline Pennington, Ed.D., is a School Counselor in the Newton County School System. With 17 plus years’ experience as an educator, she has additional certifications in CCAE-Coordinated Career Academic Education and middle grades social science and language arts. Dr. Pennington is, also, an educational consultant; professional tutor; former presenter of the National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; and a United States Army veteran. Educationally, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Office Administration and a Master of Science degree in School Counseling with Middle Grades Certifications from Fort Valley State University. In addition, she has a Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. She has received all diplomas, since high school, with honors and/or high academic standings. She's excited and enthusiastic about helping others to reach their full potential, especially our at-risk youth!

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

Jacqueline Lynn Pennington, Ed.D.

Presentation Abstract

This powerful presentation is by an enthusiastic educator and U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Jacqueline Pennington, who is a former Title 1 student at-risk of dropping out of school. She will share her personal story of how an educator, positively, encouraged her and assisted her in overcoming challenges and achieving her goals. Dr. Pennington will, also, teach important skills and strategies to assist others in working with troubled youth. For example, she will identify three of the main triggers to at-risk student misbehaviors. She will teach the BASICS of interacting with at-risk youth in ways that improve their behavior, their effectiveness, and their overall success rate. She will, also, teach the importance of implementing and practicing the CPR-RESPECT Model. This presentation will leave us energized and excited about helping each other and motivating our students to reach their full potential!

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Dec 3rd, 8:30 AM Dec 3rd, 9:30 AM

Understanding the Behavior of an At-Risk Youth from the Perspective of an At-Risk Youth

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This powerful presentation is by an enthusiastic educator and U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Jacqueline Pennington, who is a former Title 1 student at-risk of dropping out of school. She will share her personal story of how an educator, positively, encouraged her and assisted her in overcoming challenges and achieving her goals. Dr. Pennington will, also, teach important skills and strategies to assist others in working with troubled youth. For example, she will identify three of the main triggers to at-risk student misbehaviors. She will teach the BASICS of interacting with at-risk youth in ways that improve their behavior, their effectiveness, and their overall success rate. She will, also, teach the importance of implementing and practicing the CPR-RESPECT Model. This presentation will leave us energized and excited about helping each other and motivating our students to reach their full potential!