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Hatching Tier Two and Three Interventions in Your Elementary School Counseling Program - Book Cover

Hatching Tier Two and Three Interventions in Your Elementary School Counseling Program

By: Trish Hatch, Ashley Kruger, Nicole Pablo, Whitney Triplett

Foreword by Carey Dimmitt

This guide to implementing high-quality, targeted, data-driven interventions includes activities, guidelines for progress-monitoring and collaboration, templates for developing action plans, web-based resources, and personal stories.

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Hatching Tier Two and Three Interventions in Your Elementary School Counseling Program - Book Cover
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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544345284
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 376
  • Publication date: October 24, 2019

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Ready your school counseling program for the kids who need it the most!

For many students, elementary school is a time of tough transitions. When a student struggles in class, has difficulty making friends, experiences a life-changing event or crisis, or faces other challenges, your support is essential. Finding the right intervention for each identified student can be the key to that child’s future success.

In this companion book to The Use of Data in School Counseling and Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling, Trish Hatch, Ashley Kruger, Nicole Pablo and Whitney Triplett offer a systematic, evidence-based approach to creating and implementing high-quality interventions within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). This hands-on guide features:

Thorough exploration and explanation of Tier 2 and Tier 3 activities
Guidelines for progress monitoring and collaboration with teachers and family
Templates for developing lesson plans and action plans
Web-based resources, including downloadable templates and a discussion guide
Personal stories and vignettes from practicing school counselors and teachers of the year

Every student deserves a quality education in a positive, healthy, safe environment. When you provide targeted, data-driven interventions for students in need, you make that possible for them—and improve school life for their classmates and teachers as well.


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Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch, Ph.D., retired as a professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) in August of 2019 and was recently awarded Professor Emeritus status. During her tenure, Dr. Hatch served as Director of the School Counseling Program from 2004-2015 and as Executive Director of SDSU’s Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership.

She is the best-selling author of The Use of Data in School Counseling (2013) and co-author of Evidence-Based School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmitt, Carey, and Hatch, 2007) and the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003, 2005). These books, as well as the three most recent collaborative texts that focus on implementing elementary and secondary school counseling programs, are used throughout the world in the preparation and professional development of school counselors.

Trish recently self-published Pilots, Passengers, Prisoners and Hijackers: An Educator’s Guide to Handling Difficult People While Moving Forward (2018), a book derived from nearly 20 years of workshops and keynote speeches she’d given on the topic.

Regarded within the profession as an advocate and national leader, Dr. Hatch served as a consultant and advisor on school counseling and educational issues for the White House and the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama administration. In 2014, she co-led the organization and planning of the second “invitation-only” White House Convening on School Counseling at SDSU.

A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, state association president, and American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Vice President, Dr. Hatch has received multiple national awards, including ASCA’s Administrator of the Year award and its highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement award. She most recently received the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Excellence in Education Award, previously awarded to First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Tom Harkin, as well as the inaugural California Association of School Counselors’ School Counselor Educator of the Year award.

As President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, Dr. Hatch leads a team of award-winning school counseling professionals who provide training and consultation to school districts across the country.

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Ashley Kruger

Ashley Kruger is currently an elementary school counselor with extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive programs that demonstrate improvement in students’ academic and behavioral outcomes. Ashley has worked under two federally funded Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (ESSC) grants and has used data as a means of creating sustainability for the school counseling programs. In April 2016, Ashley and her elementary counseling team won the H.B. McDaniel award, which recognized their program for providing leadership and excellence in the field of school counseling. As a leader in the school counseling field, Ashley has trained school counselors nationwide about best practices in creating ASCA-aligned programs. She frequently presents at national and state conferences about how to use data to drive Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. She is also the co-developer and facilitator of the Hatching Results online courses. Ashley is currently Executive Vice-President for the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) and has served as an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University (SDSU) in the school counseling graduate program for the past five years. Ashley is passionate about using data to design and improve comprehensive school counseling programs as a means of effectively serving students.

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Nicole Pablo

Nicole Pablo is a 2022 San Diego County School Counselor of the Year and a school counselor at two middle schools. Due to her expertise in utilizing data to create and evaluate systemic and site interventions, she was hired specifically to build the foundation for her district’s new middle school RTI counselor position. Nicole has trained in diverse schools at all grade levels across the nation on implementing a comprehensive ASCA National Model. As a school counseling leader, she has received the Escondido Elementary Education Association’s Educator of the Year Award (2017.) Collaboratively, Nicole has partnered with San Diego State University as a practicum site supervisor since 2011 and has supervised SDSU practicum site supervisors and students. As an adjunct lecturer, she has taught courses such as Practicum, Evaluations, and continues to teach Group Counseling. Nicole was formerly an elementary school counselor with experience in facilitating the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (ESSC) federally funded grant to create a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, where none previously existed. Her outcomes on the grant led to sustainability after federal funding ended. She presents her Tier 2 outcomes locally for her district and nationally at conferences such as the ASCA National Conference, National School Counselors Leadership Conference, and California Association of School Counselors Conference.
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Whitney Triplett

As the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results, Whitney Triplett trains school counselors and administrators across the nation. Previously at Chicago Public Schools, Whitney supported the district’s 850+ school counselors and college and career coaches, while serving on the board for the Illinois School Counseling Association and instructing school counseling students at Loyola University Chicago. It was through these roles that she was recognized in 2018 as the School Counseling Advocate of the Year for the state of Illinois. Having received RAMP recognition in 2011, Whitney is a former Lead RAMP Reviewer for the American School Counselor Association. As a school counselor, Whitney received a Counselor Leadership Award and an Oppenheimer Recognition Award for her collaborative work in raising the Freshman On Track rate at her school. An Education Pioneer Visiting Fellow Alum, Whitney is passionate about school reform, closing achievement gaps, and school counseling to promote equity, access, and the success of ALL students!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Carey Dimmitt


About the Authors


Chapter 1. Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports: A Framework for Tier 2

An Introduction to MTSS in Education

Connecting MTSS to School Counseling Domains: MTMDSS

Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Supports (MTMDSS)

MTMDSS Alignment to Text

MTMDSS Assessment

Chapter 2. Using Data to Drive Tier 2 Interventions

School Counselors and Data Proficiency

Tier 2 Intentional Interventions

Chapter 3. Determining the Appropriate Tier 2 Interventions

Direct Tier 2 Services

Indirect Tier 2 Services

Tier 2 Services Based on a Demographic Indicator

Disaggregating School Data and Closing the Gap

Chapter 4. Franchising Tier 2 Interventions

No More Random Acts of Intervention

Referral Forms

Menu of Services

Chapter 5. Planning for Small Groups

Types of Counseling Groups

Using Data to Determine Small Group Counseling Topics

Scheduling Groups

Preparing for Small Group Facilitation

Chapter 6. Selecting and Developing Small Group Curriculum

The Art and Science of Small Group Counseling Curriculum

Data-Driven Curriculum Decisions

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Small Group Counseling

Lesson Plans

Lesson PowerPoint

Chapter 7. Facilitating Small Groups: What Works and What Doesn’t

School Counselor Toolbox

Final Considerations

Chapter 8. Assessments and Progress Monitoring

Types of Data

Conceptual Diagram Revisited

Creating Pre-/Post-Assessments

How to Collect Pre-/Post-Assessment Data

Ongoing Assessments: Progress Monitoring for Small Groups

Chapter 9. Tier 3 Intensive Interventions

Tier 3

Types of Tier 3 Interventions

Types of Direct Tier 3 Interventions

Types of Indirect Tier 3 Interventions

Chapter 10. Other Tier 2 and 3 Evaluations and Sharing Results

Collecting Outcome Data

Why Report Results?

Analyzing Data for Effectiveness

Evaluating the Intervention

Sharing Results

Appendix A

Appendix B



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