“The Use of Data in School Counseling is an excellent and accessible book focused on best practices in school counselor use of data. Trish Hatch provides extensive examples of how school counselors can enhance student achievement and well being through the use of data. Not only does she provide useful examples and a framework from which counselors can explore data, she helps counselors understand some of the very common barriers to change within school systems. Further, she emphasizes the school counselor’s role in using data to create social and systemic change through intentional counseling activities.” (Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Assistant Professor)
“Dr. Hatch uses her wealth of experience training school districts in the ASCA National Model (3rd ed.) to provide practitioners and educators with a practical, thorough, review of how to organize, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs. Readers will appreciate the step-by-step instructions, forms, and other resources with which to evolve their services and advocate for their program. A valuable addition to the professional school counseling literature.” (Brett Zyromski, Assistant Professor)
“Every person who works at a school is an educator. Teachers educate about subject material. Administrators educate about a vision and a mission. A campus supervisor educates about school safety. Counselors educate about access and equity.
“I believe counselors play a vibrant role in the overall health of a school. Dr. Trish Hatch has organized a tremendous resource in The Use of Data in School Counseling. With years of experience in counseling leadership, Dr. Hatch offers a sound and practical approach to transforming a school counseling program from a static, interactive support system to a dynamic, pro-active, data-driven student support team. All schools can benefit when counselors take an instructional leadership approach to help students realize their potential and use intentional guidance to promote student resiliency. Whether you are new to counseling, work with counseling or are an administrator, this book will give you a unique perspective on the role of counseling and how it can support not only students, but the whole school community.
“This text more than meets its goal of helping the reader understand how to use data to affect change for students, programs, and the profession. This book will become a bible for professional school counselors who are striving to be distinguished. As practitioners, rarely do we find a resource that tells us what to do, why we should do it, how to do it, and gives us the tools to be successful. This makes The Use of Data in School Counseling priceless!” (Franciene Sabens, School Counselor)
About the Author
Dr. Hatch is Director of the School Counseling Program and Associate Professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) and Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) in the College of Education at SDSU. She has served on multiple state and national school counseling research summit steering committees and is one of 5 original panel members for the National Panel for Evidenced-Based School Counseling Practices (2004-2006). Dr. Hatch currently serves on the advisory council for the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference (2013-2014).
Dr. Hatch has successfully co-authored 13 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (ESSC) grants awarding more than $16,000,000 in federal funds to school districts. In addition to providing external evaluator on 10 federal grants, she provides professional development for school counselors, social workers, school psychologists and administrators on successful implementation of ESSC grants. Since 2007, Dr. Hatch has provided more than 250 full days of training to 100+ school districts in 20 states on the use of data in school counseling to create efficient and effective evidenced-based school counseling programs that align with the ASCA National Model.
A former school counselor and administrator, Dr. Hatch has served in multiple leadership roles, including Supervisor/Post Secondary Level Vice President of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and President of the California School Counseling Association. She has received various state and national awards including the ASCA Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement Award and the ASCA Administrator of the Year Award.
As President and CEO of Hatching Results™ LLC, Dr. Hatch has gathered a team of expert school counselors and counselor educators who provide training and consulting on evidenced-based practice and the use of data to improve outcomes for students, programs, and the profession. Please visit them at www.hatchingresults.com.