The Sounding Board

Where School Counselors Share Ideas

About the show

Welcome to 'The Sounding Board Podcast,' your essential platform for school counseling insights and strategies, proudly presented by the Utah School Counselors Association (USCA). Our podcast is your trusted resource for expert advice, best practices, and inspiring stories in the field of school counseling.

Join us as we explore critical topics in education, such as academic achievement, student mental health, college readiness, and career exploration. 'The Sounding Board Podcast' is your go-to source for actionable ideas and practical solutions.

Our mission is to empower school counselors and educators to create brighter educational pathways, enhance student well-being, and foster personal growth. Whether you're a seasoned counselor or passionate about education, our podcast equips you with the tools and knowledge to make a positive impact on the lives of students.

Tune in and be part of our commitment to elevate the importance of school counseling in education. Discover innovative strategies, connect with fellow educators, and stay updated on the latest trends in the school counseling field.

'The Sounding Board Podcast': Where School Counselors Share Ideas.


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    Episode 18: Talking Trade Careers

    February 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 43 secs

    Nate talks to Dave Hill from UPHCA all about trade jobs and the amazing opportunities that lie within them.

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    Episode 17: Legislative Updates 2-7-2022!

    February 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 17 secs

    School Counseling Utah Legislative updates for 2-7-2022!

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    Episode 16: Starting Little, Ending Big #3

    January 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 9 secs
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    It's another epsiode of starting little, ending big! This week, our elementary school counsleors and Nate sit down and talk about College and Career Readiness and what that means at each level! You will for sure want to check this one out when it drops monday morning.

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    Episode 15: January Legislative Updates

    January 10th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 42 secs
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    Legislative Updates! The Legislative Session is almost here - we will keep you updated on relevant school counseling legislative items as they come up for the 2022 Legislative Session.

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    Episode 14: Talking elementary school counseling with Kate Staker

    December 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 15 secs

    USCA podcast hosts, Hill & Nate, interview [Cami Clark from the Odyssey House]. Recorded on [11/20/2020].

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    Episode 13: December State School Board Meeting Sound Bites

    December 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 59 secs
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    Don't have 8 hours to spare to attend the State School Board Meeting? No problem! Get updates on the latest Utah State School Board meeting in this bite-sized episode.

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    Episode 12: Starting Little Ending Big #2

    November 29th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 48 secs

    USCA podcast host, Hill talks with some elementary school counselors about anxiety

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    Episode 11: USCA President Brian Barnum talking self care and tips

    November 22nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 14 secs

    USCA podcast host Nate Webb interviews USCA President Brian Barnum and discuss self care, and tips for new counselors

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    Episode 10: Grad Student Insights with Camille Odell (Utah State University)

    November 15th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 33 secs
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    Nate interviews Camille Odell from Utah State University as they discuss the graduate student program and process. (Recorded in 2020.)

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    Episode 9: USBE State School Board Meeting - Sound Bites & Summaries #1

    November 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 6 secs

    Enjoy some Monday morning mobile PD this week as Hill gives you some quick updates from Thursday's (11/4) State School Board Meeting.

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    Episode 8: Have you met Michelle and Bethany?

    November 1st, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 30 secs
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    Hillary talks with Michelle Glaittli and Bethany Marker, our new School Counseling Program Specialists at USBE!

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    Episode 7: Let's Talk Technical College with Kim Hererra and Richard Gonzalez

    October 25th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 37 secs

    Nate interviews Kim Hererra and Richard Gonzalez about Technical Colleges

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    Episode 6: School Counselors vs School Psychologists & Collaboration!

    October 18th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 4 secs
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    Nate interviews Lauren Rich from the Utah Association of School Psychologists. [Recorded on 10/06/2020.]

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    Episode 5: Learning from our USCA Counselor of the Year

    October 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 19 secs

    USCA podcast hosts, Hill & Nate, interview USCA Counselor of the year Lee Ann Elzey.

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    Episode 4: Go to College Debt-Free with the ROTC

    October 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 5 secs
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    Hill & Nate interview Lt. Col. Jeremy Bourque from the ROTC and this is another great option to share with our students. Recorded on 10/16/2020.

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    Episode 3: Job Corps Just Blew Our Minds!

    September 27th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 37 secs
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    Enjoy some Monday morning mobile PD on your drive to school as Hill and Nate talk with Amanda Anderson from Job Corps - a great resource for Utah students! Recorded on 11/30/2020.