Susan L Ripple

Adjunct

Leadership, School Counseling & Sports Management • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

  • Academic Engagement in racial/ethnic minority adolescents
  • Comprehensive school counseling and the ASCA National Model
  • Counseling Core Curriculum development and pedagogy
  • Canine-Assisted Therapy and Crisis Response in schools
  • Generation Y (iY) and intergenerational conflict
  • Response to Intervention and research- based, tiered counseling interventions
  • Suicide Prevention and Peer Leader programs in schools

Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership, 2009
Samford University, Birmingham , AL
Dissertation: African American males’ perceptions of school: Factors that promote academic engagement

 

Ed.S. Education Administration and Supervision (Georgia PSC Leadership Certification), 2000
Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

 

M.Ed. School Counseling and Guidance (Georgia PSC School Counseling Certification), 1998
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

 

B.A. English Literature, Minor in Psychology, 1992
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Georgia PSC Secondary Teacher Certification, 1993
                                  

Biography

Awards

2015 Nominee, ASCA National School Counselor of the Year

 

2014 Finalist and 1st Runner-Up, Georgia School Counselor of the Year

 

2013 Cobb County High School Counselor of the Year

 

2011 Nominee, ASCA National School Counselor of the Year

 

2010 Recognized ASCA Model Program, Harrison High School, Kennesaw, GA

 

2009 Radiance Award Winner – given each year by the Cobb School Counselor Association (CSCA) to one counselor who “shows exceptionality in the field of counseling” and exemplary service to CSCA.

 

2006 Cobb School Counselor Association, Outstanding Volunteer Award – given for the total number of volunteer hours accrued outside of school counseling and/or the Cobb County School District.

 

1999 Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers
 

Affiliations

2006-Present American School Counselor Association (Lead RAMP Reviewer, 2014 & 2015)

 

2005-Present Georgia School Counselors Association (Mentoring Co-Chair, 2014 & 2015)

 

2010-Present Happy Tails Pet Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapist

 

2010-2014 Cobb County Crisis Response Team, Animal-Assisted Therapist

 

2007-2011 Administrative Council, Hope United Methodist Church

 

2004 High Schools That Work, Technical Assistance Site Team

 

1999-2014 Cobb School Counselor Association (President, 2008)

 

1994-2011 National Association of Educators

 

1994-2011 Georgia Association of Educators and Cobb County Association of Educators

 

1993-1999 National Council for Teachers of English

 

1998 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, University of Southern Mississippi
 

Publications & Presentations

Davis, M., Mann, D., Strickland, S. (November, 2013) Generation whY? Meeting the Needs of Gen Y.
 Presented at the Georgia Counselors Association Annual Conference, Jekyll Island, GA.

 

Davis, M., Mann, D., Strickland, S. (February, 2013 & 2014) Generation whY? Meeting the Needs of
Gen Y
. Presented at the Cobb School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Acworth, GA.

 

Hartline, J., et.al. (November, 2010) Advocacy: Using your voice to promote & protect your school
counseling program
. Presented at the Georgia School Counselors Association Annual Conference, Athens, GA.

 

Savitz-Romer, M., & Strickland, S. (January, 2013) College readiness and life skills: Moving beyond
academics.
Presented via webinar for Education Week, January 31, 2013.

 

Smith, G., et.al. (September, 2009). Cobb County School District’s Comprehensive School Counseling
Program
. Presented at the Cobb County School District Student Support Services Stakeholders’ Meeting, Marietta, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L. (November 2013). Closing the gaps: An update and a new direction. Presented at
Harrison High School, Kennesaw, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L. (January, 2015). School counseling lessons that work. Presented at The University of Georgia College of Education, Professional Counseling (School Counseling) Graduate Program, Athens, GA. 

 

Strickland, S.L., & Mann, D. (August, 2011). Closing the gaps: A school counseling initiative to increase
African American student enrollment in AP curricula
. Presented at Harrison High School, Kennesaw, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L., & Neely, D. (February, 2011). Curriculum games: Engaging students at all levels.
Presented at the Newton County School District’s Quarterly School Counselors’ Meeting, Covington, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L., & Neely, D. (February, 2011). Curriculum games: Engaging students in the learning.
Presented at the Cobb School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Acworth, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L., & Neely, D. (February, 2010). High school curriculum games: A comprehensive
academic/career counseling curriculum.
Presented at the Cobb School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Acworth, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L., & Neely, D. (November, 2011). High school curriculum games: A comprehensive
academic and career counseling curriculum
. Presented at the Georgia School Counselors Association Annual Conference, Macon, GA.

 

Strickland, S.L., & Wooten, W. (November 2014). Generation Y from two perspectives. Presented at
the Georgia School Counselors Association Annual Conference, Augusta, GA.
 

RippleContact Information

(904) 620-2990

sripple@unf.edu