Are you ready for coffee with the counselors?

Our Central Rivers AEA School Counseling Advisory Team has determined it is important to continue providing opportunities for us to join each other virtually. We have planned monthly sessions of “Coffee with Counselors,” where conversations are counselor-inspired and counselor-driven in a casual conversation format. Our purposes are to:

  • Create a safe place to come together.
  • Build upon the mindset that we are all in the trenches together.
  • Hope to build upon our sharing and supportive environments as we work through the fluidity of the moments we are experiencing.
  • Hope to find ways to tap into our individual gifts of being the light for others.

These sessions are totally voluntary and optional, and this year, we are planning on having monthly sessions focusing on a topic and connecting that topic to some learning while providing collaborative/conversational times. Depending on our group size during these sessions, breakout rooms via elementary, middle school and high school focuses are possible. The sessions times and dates are listed below:


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.:

  • January 12, 2022 (Burnout)
  • February 9, 2022 (1st gen students)
  • March 16, 2022 (Equity lens)
  • April 20, 2022 (Crisis support)
  • May 18, 2022 (Legislative update)


2:00 – 2:45 p.m.:

  • January 13, 2022 (Burnout)
  • February 10, 2022 (1st gen students)
  • March 17, 2022 (Equity lens)
  • April 21, 2022 (Crisis support)
  • May 19, 2022 (Legislative update)

Thanks to our CRAEA Counselor Advisory Team for their commitment to supporting each other and helping organize these connecting opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Prusha, Consultant for Educational Services.