Spring Conference Keynotes: Carolyn Stone and Renee' Schoening

Carolyn Stone is a Professor of Counselor Educator at the University of North Florida where she teaches and researches in the area of legal and ethical issues for school counselors. Prior to becoming a counselor educator in 1995, Carolyn spent 22 years with the Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida where she served as a middle school teacher, elementary and high school counselor and Supervisor of Guidance. Carolyn was the 2006 President of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Carolyn has chaired the last three revisions of the American School Counselor’s Ethical Standards and recently retired as ASCA's Ethics chair. She was awarded the Mary Gerke Lifetime Achievement Award by ASCA in 2010 and in 2012 was awarded the Bob Myrick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida School Counselor Association. Carolyn has delivered over 700 workshops in all 50 states and 24 countries. She has authored six books, dozens of journal articles and serves the courts as an expert witness in cases involving school counselors.

Renee’ Schoening is the Director of School Counseling and SEL Graduate Programs and Assistant Professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. She was a school counselor in Montana for nearly 20 years and has worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist and LCPC in Montana and Denver, CO. She served on the MSCA Board for many years and is Past President and former Executive Director. She has been involved in state and national level advocacy for school counselors and is currently an ASCA Rural School Counselor Affinity Group Leader. She is a past Visiting and Adjunct Professor at University of Montana and a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She is a 4th generation Montana native and comes from a family of educators. Her loves include her husband Drew, two children, dog Lucy, wild birds, music, and dancing.