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I was brought to tears in this conversation that you are about to listen to. I love what I do. I hope to do more of it for a long time. Sarah is a Licensed Guidance Counselor/ School Social Worker/ School Adjustment Counselor with SEI Endorsement, podcaster extraordinaire. Her methodology and practice building relationships with students through speaking her truth which in turn give them permission to speak theirs. She hosts her own podcast call Leading Passionately where she seeks to answer 2 questions: what makes a good leader? And what does it mean to lead passionately? (I flipped the script on her…. You’ll get to hear her answer on that). She’s well on her way to changing the world; her students and colleagues are very lucky to have her.

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Topics of discussion

  • Journey that lead you to School Counseling

  • Your methodology and practice building relationships with students

  • What should educators keep in mind when teaching students during a pandemic?

  • Leading Passionately podcast



  • Leading Passionately on Apple and Spotify

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  • Survivor’s Guilt: is a mental condition (in the DSM-IV) that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not, often feeling self-guilt

  • when a person has feelings of guilt because they survived a life-threatening situation when others did not. It is a common reaction to traumatic events and a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Anne Ruvulo-Warchol is the Director of Student Activities at Springfield College

  • Traditionally, code-Switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation

  • Steven is a pseudonym, not a real student I have

  • Restorative Justice repairs the harm caused by crime. When victims, offenders and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results can be transformational.

  • It emphasizes accountability, making amends, and — if they are interested — facilitated meetings between victims, offenders, and other persons.”

  • “DEI” is an abbreviation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Former Washington Football Team longsnapper, Nick Sundberg, came up with the idea of the Loads of Love program after reading how Whirlpool partnered with districts in the CA community to combat absenteeism. The Loads of Love (LOL) Program aims to install laundry facilities in schools and non-profit organizations to directly impact children experiencing homelessness or an unstable living situation at no cost to them or their families. The goal is to remove a barrier for child attendance and participation in programs and sports by providing them a discreet solution to the challenge of having clean clothes.

  • “Namaste” is a common greeting and goodbye in yoga meaning “I bow to you” or “the light in me sees the light in you”

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