Denton Independent School District
Ted O’Brien from Kuder sat down with Jeanie after the Awards Banquet at CareerTech VISION 2014.
Jeanie Bragg is currently lead career counselor on a team of four counselors for the Denton Independent School District that serves more than 25,000 students annually. Bragg has established a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate career guidance program for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Her career counseling team uses a guidance curriculum to educate middle school students about career clusters and employing CTE programs of study to earn a value-added diploma (graduating with a diploma plus college credit and/or an industry credential such as a license or certificate). Bragg encourages student membership in CTSOs to extend learning opportunities. She administers an aptitude assessment as a basis for career planning and building a professional portfolio, and she assists students with enrollment in and completion of CTE courses that offer industry-recognized credentials.
Bragg’s other notable accomplishments and services include working with special populations, receiving over $30,000 in grants to support her programs; partnering with the University of North Texas to establish a Business Leadership Academy; serving on the design committee for the district Advance Technology Complex; and networking with more than 100 business/industry partners and postsecondary representatives annually. She developed and implemented the statewide Career Counselor Orientation Training Program. The two-day training provided new counselors with a framework for career guidance. Barbara Fischer, principal of John H. Guyer High School, says Bragg “is passionate and believes in her chosen discipline; but most of all, she is an advocate for success for all students!”
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