Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)
Northwest Region Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Northwest Tri County IU5
252 Waterford Street
Edinboro, PA 16412
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Arrival and Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Kevin Webber- PBIS and SAP
Workshop Description: The workshop will help participants and LEAs identify data sources existent within their respective schools, pair them with a cohort model of data analysis, and strategically plan to effectively manage referrals to the Student Assistance Program (SAP).
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Paula Di Gregory- The New Look of Nicotine Addiction
Workshop Description: Secrets to influencing Gen Z in decision making regarding vaping. Increase your knowledge about emerging vaping products. Take away concise messaging designed to impact youth towards coming to healthy conclusions. Access to local, state and federal resources and initiatives. Strategies for youth and community involvement to move the needle towards positive change.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch (Provided)
1:00 - 3:00 PM: Michael McGinnity & Sherry Beckwith - How one school moved their SAP Team from frustration to efficiency
Workshop Description: Corry Area School District’s SAP Team has been diligently working to design a SAP Team model that is consistent, collaborative, effective, efficient, and measurable. With the creation of the Corry SAP "hub" model, the Corry School District has implemented an efficient technological model for SAP Coordination that places greater emphasis on meeting the individual needs of each student being serviced.
PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)
PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00
All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org
REGISTER HEREContinuing Education Credits
PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 4 hours. Afternoon session only: 2 hours. Participants must provide their Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number when registering and must be present at each session in its entirety to receive credit. Additionally, 6 hours of social work credits will be offered through the University of Pittsburgh. A $10 fee for the social work credits will be added at the time of registration.
Kevin Webber: Kevin is currently a supervisor within the Training and Consultation (TaC) Department at the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5. Prior to assuming this new role, he served as the Programmatic Supervisor for behavior programming, and oversaw Intensive Interagency coordination for the past four years. Kevin has also worked as an Emotional Support Teacher for the Union City Area School District and Student Assistance Program team member. Additionally, he spent four years working in various roles with both the Sarah Reed Children’s Center and the Achievement Center as well. He holds a Master’s degree in both Middle/Secondary Instruction and Special Education, and he is certified to teach Social Studies 7-12, Special Education N-12, and as a Supervisor of Special Education and K-12 Principal. Topics of interest include the identification of data sources to inform school-based interventions, their efficacy, and measurement of improved student outcomes.
Paula Di Gregory: Paula is Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) through the Duquesne University, and Tobacco Programs Coordinator for Crawford and Venango Counties for the Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control (NWPA TCP) Program and Erie County Department of Health. For the last eight years Paula has been servicing the tobacco needs of local businesses, school districts, municipalities, health systems and organizations by offering free tobacco and nicotine education and brief intervention training, tobacco/nicotine-free policy support, cessation services, as well as advocating for stronger local and state policies and engaging youth in advocacy programming in partnership with the American Lung Association’s Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU). Paula is a member of the Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition (CCOPC) and also serves as President of the Crawford Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC).
Mike McGinnity: Mike is the School Counselor and SAP Coordinator at the Corry Area Middle School. He lives in Erie, PA, with his wife and two children. Mike is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, where he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Orientation and Transfer Admissions. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Mike is in his 8th year as a School Counselor with the Corry School District.
Mike is driven and committed to supporting students and their families as they transition to middle school and begin to experience the challenges and opportunities middle school provides. Mike has gained valuable experience over the course of his employment and continues his efforts to enhance the efficiency and positive outcomes of the Corry SAP process, establishing a 9th Grade Orientation Program, and expanding the involvement of student mentors supporting middle school students as the STUDENT Mentoring Program Advisor, and leading the implementation of SWPBIS at the Corry Area Middle School.
Sherry Beckwith: Sherry is the SAP Mental Liaison and High School SAP Coordinator at Corry Area Middle-High School. She currently lives in Findley Lake, NY with her husband and 4 children. She has been part of the Corry School District’s SAP Team for over 4 years and was recently employed full-time by the district in January 2018.
Sherry currently holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from McMaster University and an Associate’s Degree in Social Service Work from Mohawk College.
Sherry is passionate about the work that she does with children, adolescents, and families. Prior to her employment with the Corry School district, Sherry held the position of a Behavioral Specialist, Mobile Therapist, and Mental Health Consultant at Bethesda Children’s Home. She also gained valuable and extensive experience in handling and assessing trauma and crisis during her employment as a Family Service Worker and Afterhours Emergency Service Worker through the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Sherry is certified in Therapeutic Drumming and is currently completing her licensure and certification to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. With these experiences, Sherry hopes to bring more trauma-informed practices and collaborative/peer support groups into the schools to greater improve the student’s overall success and build healthier relationships within the school environment.