Steve Sarsany: It Takes a Village!

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.

Steve Sarsany, lead High School Counselor from Beecher 200U in Illinois joins the program to talk about the importance of a data driven counseling process and connecting with community organizations to expose students to different postsecondary pathways. Beecher’s program thrives on inter departmental collaboration to understand each student on an individual level. Through a collaborative team approach, Beecher is able to customize their counseling to meet each student where he or she is at and help each student follow their passions to find the best fit path after high school.

About Steve Sarsany

Steve holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. Steve has experience with adolescents as a high school counselor and with individual adults where he uses techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Steve believes that every student can learn and every student can succeed.

About Counseling at Beecher 200u

The mission of Beecher High School’s counselors is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program to meet the academic, personal/social, and college/career needs of all students. Counselors are student advocates who support students throughout their high school career and help students prepare for their post-secondary plans. Counselors help students maximize their academic achievement while acknowledging every student’s individual and cultural uniqueness. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, counseling professionals strive to ensure that all students at BHS develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be successful in our changing society.

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