2015 ACTE Career Guidance Award winner


Jeanie Bragg
Career Counselor
Denton Independent School District
Denton, Texas

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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