Title

Count Yourself In: Encouraging Students to Take the 180-Day Challenge

Location

Scarbrough 3

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Featured Speaker session.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Takeysha Ray, School Social Worker, Bibb County Public School District, Macon, GA

Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith, School Social Worker, Bibb County Public School District, Macon, GA

Takeysha Ray and Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith are School Social Workers with the Bibb County Public School District which is also the District in which they are both Proud Products of! Ms. Ray and Mrs. Smith also graduated from Fort Valley State University with Bachelors Degrees in Social Work and from Valdosta State University where they received Masters Degrees in Social Work. Ms. Ray holds an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Ms. Smith holds and Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership; both from Valdosta State.

This duo has an array of experience from working in public education in the classroom and in the field to working directly with families and children within the Child Protection and Foster Care system in Georgia. Other theory-based work experience has been within the hospice sector, community activism, youth counseling, sex offender/family violence counseling, independent living training, and teaching students with an array of disabilities from the Autistic spectrum to SEBD. It is their passion to engage and inspire EVERY child on the importance of obtaining an education in order to be successful that drives the work that they perform on a daily basis both in the schools and within the community.

Keyword Descriptors

School social work, 180-day challenge, Student motivation, At-risk students

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-7-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2016 4:15 PM

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Count Yourself In: Encouraging Students to Take the 180-Day Challenge

Scarbrough 3

Featured Speaker session.