About This Blog
- plural noun: Items of significance and importance.
- int. verb: Has influence on, or makes a difference.
This is the professional weblog of Rick Scheibner, school counselor in Hermiston, Oregon. Many professionals are moving away from a blogging platform in favor of social media. However, I have decided that I need this to keep a record of my thoughts, ideas, and links that are related to the school counseling profession. My goal is to generate meaningful professional content that will in turn spark dialogue among school counselors. This content is for public consumption, and I welcome any comments you may have along the way.
The content of this blog will focus on:
- Counseling and guidance program standards at the local, state and national levels, including
- Academic Development
- Career Development
- Personal/Social Development
- Community Involvement
- Classroom and small group curricula
- Relevant research
- Behavioral health in children and adolescents
- Student advocacy
- Resources for parents and teachers
All photographs are used by permission of their respective copyright owners and are properly credited under the appropriate license. Any images that appear on the header are © Rick Scheibner, all rights reserved.
If you would like the technical, geeky details of this blog, please see my tech page.
I received my Master’s degree in School Counseling from Oregon State University in 2002, and began working for the Hermiston School District as an elementary counselor in August of that year. After spending seven years in that position, I served as a middle school Dean of Students for one year. I now serve as the counselor at West Park Elementary, home of the Wildcats and one of two new elementary buildings in my town. Professional groups include the Oregon School Counselor Association and the American School Counselor Association. I have previous experience as a substitute teacher, music teacher, and school board member.
In addition to being a husband and dad, my spare time activities involve photography and music. I make my home in Hermiston, Oregon.
Content in this blog is completely my own. Comments are welcome and moderated, and reflect the opinions of the respective commenters. I don’t receive compensation, endorsement deals or freebies of any kind for any opinions expressed about specific products or people. For that matter, they probably don’t even know I’m alive. That said, I am compensated for my posts at the Committee for Children blog, a non-profit group that works to reduce bullying and promote prosocial skills in children. My content on that blog is separate from here.
This blog will always be ad-free and reflect my professional opinions, untainted by outside commercial interests.