CharacterStrong and John Norlin
Highlighting The Incredible Work Of School Counselors - Patrice Davis
Season 05 - Episode 10
Today our guest is Patrice Davis the Prevention and Support Services Coordinator in the Baldwin County Public School System & President-Elect for the Alabama School Counselor Association. We talk to Patrice about the ASCA National Model and how school counselors are implementing it impact the students and families in our communities. She shares how the ASCA model helps give school counselors a framework to set up their programs and make sure that they are data driven. Patrice also talks about when the model is implemented well it’s not about just showing what has been done, but the data helps show the difference that has been made in the lives of students. Patrice Davis is a native Mobilian, and she is a 1989 honors graduate of Baker High School. She attended the University of South Alabama, where she graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Language Arts. She furthered her studies at the University of South Alabama where she graduated in 1995 with a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Language Arts. In 1996, she received certification in school counseling from the University of South Alabama; and in 1999, she received certification in administration/supervision from Alabama State University. In 1998, she graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Educational Specialist degree as an Instructional Specialist in Secondary Language Arts. In addition to these educational achievements, Patrice is a 2005 graduate of the Principals’ Academy, and she is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy. During her thirty-year career in the Baldwin County Public School System, Patrice has served as an English teacher at Fairhope High School; a counselor at Bay Minette Middle School; an assistant principal and principal at Bay Minette Middle School; and as the Intervention Supervisor in Central Office. She currently serves as the Prevention and Support Services Coordinator, whereby she supervises the school counselors, school social workers, the transition liaison coach, the general education homebound teachers, the Section 504 Resource Counselor, and the on campus suspension aides. In addition, she serves as the Section 504 Compliance Coordinator and the Homebound Services Coordinator for the district, as well as the administrator for the At-Risk Budget. Patrice lends her time to several civic and community organizations in Baldwin County. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Baldwin County’s Child Advocacy Center, and she is a member of the Baldwin County Underage Drinking Task Force. She also serves on the Baldwin County Community Alliance, of which she is one of the charter members. She is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Baldwin County, and she is also a past President for the Board of Directors for the Snook Youth Club of Foley. Patrice is currently the President-Elect for the Alabama School Counselor Association. In previous years, she has also served as the Counselor Supervisor Vice President for the Alabama School Counselor Association.