Participants share a laugh during one of the workshops at the 16th annual School Counselors Conference.
School counseling expert Dr. Carol Dahir (left) poses with school counselors (from second left) Barbara Smith of PS 143 in Queens, Lauren Fredericks of PS 307 in Queens and guest Lauren Godlib.
School Counselors Chapter Leader Rosemarie Thompson (standing) chats with Annie Callender, a counselor at Staten Island’s PS 13.
Members from the New York Institute of Technology hung their flag above their table to show school pride.
Tahira Rosario (left), a counselor at Bronx Leadership Academy, and Maria Rosario, a counselor at the Bronx’s PS 277, enjoy the morning speeches.
Marissa Kropp, a counselor at Belmont Preparatory HS in the Bronx, checks out a display in the exhibit hall.
Former School Counselors Chapter Leader Angela Reformato (left) is overjoyed to be honored at the conference.
Participants are engaged during the Developing Adolescent Brain workshop.
Event attendees explore one of the day’s exhibits.
Oleg Leocumovich, a math teacher at Sign Skills HS in Brooklyn, is considering becoming a counselor and took advantage of the day’s offerings to learn all about it.
Keynote speaker Misha Thomas fires up the crowd with an engaging discussion about school climate and helping students.