Kali Brand, Professional School Counselor

Phone: 256-538-8381 ext 5

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Degree Counseling: School Counseling Bachelor's Degree Special Education

Kali Brand, Professional School Counselor

Kali Kirkland Brand is a wife, mother and professional school counselor.  Mrs. Brand currently serves as the Junior and Senior School Counselor. She began her career at Etowah High School in February 1996 as a special education teacher.  In the summer of 2004, Mrs. Brand accepted the counselor's position at Etowah High School. She has 20+ years of experience educating, counseling, collaborating, and consulting with students, community agencies, parents, administration and co-workers. She is passionate about being a high school counselor. Mrs. Brand specializes in thinking outside of the box to better serve her students, parents, and coworkers to meet their fullest potential and expand their skills in the areas of college and career readiness, personal-social growth, and academic development.

Special Trainings

September 2013, EdTech Leaders Online Program Facilitating and Implementing Online Professional Development

June 2011, Certification in Parent Project

Committees

2015 to present, Alabama Counselor Advisory Board

2014-2016, University of Alabama Birmingham Advisory Board

2013-2015, University of Alabama Huntsville Advisory Board

2014, Alabama Comprehensive Model for Guidance and Counseling Task Force

2013 to 2014, Southern Regional Education Board Counselor Training Content Team

2012-2013, Career Development Activity Guide Committee, Alabama Department of Education, Career Technical Department

2014, Alabama College Application Week Steering Committee, Alabama Department of Education, Career Technical Department

Publications

"DECISIONS! DECISIONS! DECISIONS!", Alabama College & Career Guide, Spring 2014

"High School Is Over...Now What?", Alabama College & Career Guide, Spring/Summer 2013

"The Five Pillars of Post-Secondary", Alabama College & Career Guide, Fall/Winter 2013

Conference Presentations

Alabama Association for Career and Technical Association Summer Professional Development Conference, "College - Building and Expanding the College-Going Culture for All Students through Collaborative Counselor Training Initative (CCTI)", Birmingham, Alabama, July 2014.

Alabama Career Development Conference (Co-Presenter), "Career Coach and Counselor Relationships", Gardendale, Alabama, January 2014.

Alabama Career Development Conference, "Mission: College – Building and Expanding the College-Going Culture for All Students through CCTI", Gardendale, Alabama, January 2014.

Alabama Career Development Conference, "How the CACG Professional Development modules changed my counseling practices", Gardendale, Alabama, January 25, 2013.

 Work Experience

2014 to Present, Alabama Department of Education Technology in Motion, ELearining Facilitator

2004 to Present, Etowah High School, Counselor

2002-2004, Stowers Hill Intermediate School, Special Education Teacher

1996 - 2004, Etowah High School., Special Education Teacher                                                      

1995-1996, Mountain View Hospital, Lead Child and Adolescent Teacher