BiographyJennifer Betters-Bubon, Ph.D., is an associate professor in counselor education at UW-Whitewater. She received a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.Ed from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. Her work includes assisting school counselors in training learn how to best meet the needs of all youth in schools today. Of particular interest is the role of data-driven practice, advocacy and leadership in transforming the role of the school counselor. Currently, she is examining the role and voice school counselors have within multi-tier models of support (e.g., RTI, PBIS) and working with local public schools to ensure school counselors in training are provided with substantial school based experiences. Previously, Dr. Betters-Bubon was an elementary school counselor for 11 years as well as a special education teacher. She is a licensed school counselor and licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin and served 5 years on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin School Counseling Association.
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Jennifer is enthusiastic in her role as school counselor educator and teaches courses including those in school counseling, practicum and counseling across the lifespan. She is passionate about teaching students about the barriers that impact K-12 students social/emotional, academic and career development, which translates into her focus on the development of future school counselors. She recently received an educational outreach grant through UWW and has partnered with the Beloit school district to ensure school counseling students gain important school based experience beginning in the first school counseling course. She maintains an active research agenda focused on the role of the school counselor within multitiered systems of support (e.g., PBIS, RTI) and the professional identity of school counselors.
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