SCOPE is created and operated by one person, Erin Mason. Erin is committed to helping all those in the School Counseling community to utilize technology in creative, productive and positive ways to improve their work with all stakeholders.
Erin Mason is an Associate Professor in the Counseling program in Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, Erin was a School Counselor in Georgia for 13 years. Erin worked in several middle schools in urban, suburban and rural settings, including in the two largest districts in the state. While in Georgia she was active in the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA), serving as Government Relations co-chair, journal editor and ASCA Model Implementation chair. She earned her Masters, Specialist and Doctoral degrees from Georgia State University.
Erin is active in professional organizations and legislative work at both state and national levels. She has published in scholarly journals with a focus on the professional identity of school counselors. She is the co-author of the 2013 book, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times. Erin engages in collaborative work with various organizations and schools in the Chicago area to create positive change for students and school counselors. Erin is a regular presenter in her field on a variety of topics and served as the 2012-2013 president of the Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA). Erin talks about a variety of school counseling topics on her video blog, How I See it.
Erin’s work as a professor, scholar, trainer, presenter and consultant has focused on technology. Erin is available for keynotes, presentations and workshops on technology and has presented in a variety of states across the U.S. Trying to determine what technology school counselors in your school or district should use? Erin is also available for consultations and can help you create a customized technology integration plan.