Corey Anderson: Preparing Students to be Future Ready

Redefining Ready is a SchooLinks hosted podcast community exploring innovative topics, ideas, strategies, and philosophies in the evolving world of college and career readiness. Our featured guests are leaders in their fields who constantly seek to learn from others, collaborate, and apply their own experiences to truly distill best practices in the world of college and career readiness.

Corey Anderson, College and Career Counselor at Central Valley High School in Washington State joins our show to discuss the evolving definition of future readiness, how COVID 19 has necessitated innovation, and the importance of following a data driven process to move a counseling department forward. Corey talks about how he’s adapted (and continues to adapt) his workflow to engage students and continue to provide them with top-notch resources during distance learning. In terms of future readiness, Corey talks about the importance of understanding the local employment landscape, the types of opportunities and training programs available as postsecondary options, and developing institutional connections with local industry partners to give students a complete picture of the various pathways available to them. Click the link and listen for more!

About Corey Anderson

After graduating from Whitworth College in 1997 with a History Education degree, Corey spent 7 years in the classroom, making History fun and relevant. In 2004, he graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Masters of Education in School Counseling. Since graduating, Corey has worked in Washington State as a professional school counselor at Moses Lake High School, Cheney High School, and currently Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley. His current position is College and Career Counselor, helping 2,300 students each year to be Future Ready. Corey certified with his NBCT in ECYA School Counseling in 2011, and he also is an Adjunct Professor at Whitworth University, currently teaching Career Counseling & Development and Role & Function of the School Counselor.

About Counseling at Central Valley High School

The CVHS School Counseling Program provides valuable services to students, teachers, and parents. All counselors support the school’s overall mission by promoting academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development. The department’s primary mission is to empower all students to make informed and intentional decisions regarding their education, their health, and their future. The department believes that a school counseling program should be a balance between intervention and prevention, while assisting students in developing skills necessary for success beyond high school. All counselors work to develop and deliver a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that personalizes education for all students.

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