Professional Development Institute Resources for High School Counselors and College Access Advisers

This is where you will find resources from past Professional Development Institute workshops.

Financial Aid workshop with MASFAP: Interpreting Financial Aid Offer Letters with Charles Mayfield of Northwest Missouri State University and Teresa Steinkamp of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. This workshop was held on February 5, 2021.

Career Pathways series with STEMSTL:  Healthcare  This workshop was held on January 29, 2021.

Virtual Advising: Strategies and Tech Tools for Engaging Students with Michael Boulanger of Pattonville High School. Workshop held on January 22, 2021.

Supporting Undocumented Students with Felipe Martinez of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. Workshop held on December 4, 2020.

MASFAP Financial Aid & Student Support Resources: MDHEWD, MOCAN, My Scholarship Central. Workshop held on November 20, 2020.

Match & Fit: Navigating the HBCU Landscape with Arthur Grimes of Normandy High School and Iris Tabb of Harris-Stowe State University. Workshop held on November 6, 2020.

Admissions Updates from 14 colleges in the Postsecondary Equity Network – STLCC, UMSL, UCM, UMKC, Webster, Mizzou, Harris-Stowe, Maryville, SLU, SEMO, Fontbonne, Missouri State, McKendree. Workshop held on October 30th, 2020.

Career Pathways: Connecting Students to Labor Market Needs with St. Louis Community College, AIA St. Louis, Ranken Technical College and Gateway Global

MASFAP Financial Aid: FAFSA Completion & Verification Strategies & Tips with Stephen Garman of Missouri State University, Teresa Steinkamp of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Kayla Klein of Mizzou – workshop on 10.9.20

MASFAP Financial Aid: Advising Students with Special Circumstances with Becca Diskin of Missouri Southern State University and Charles Mayfield of Northwest Missouri State University – MASFAP – workshop on 9.25.20

Match & Fit with Trent Ball of Southeast Missouri State University – workshop on 9.11.20

Virtual Student & Family Engagement – with Gabbi Ray Robinson of Missouri College Advising Corps – workshop on 8.28.20

Legal & Technical Issues for Advising in a Virtual Space – workshop with Susan Goldammer of MO School Boards Assn. on 8.14.20

MASFAP Financial Aid Updates and Resources – workshop with MASFAP on 7.31.20

Registration is Open for Fall 2020 workshops!  Spring semester workshops will be announced soon.


Thank you to the St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Committee for planning this year’s workshops!

Beth Bender, Chair, Associate Superintendent for College and Career Readiness, St. Louis Public Schools
Michael Boulanger, Pattonville High School
Marvin Bullard, Higher Education Consortium
Michelene Carbol, EducationPlus
Melissa Findley, Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
Monica Fleisher, Washington University
Mary Giunta, Affton High School
Andi Harpring, Nine Network
Katy Jane Johnson, University City High School
Michelle Luraschi, Pattonville High School
Ashley June Moore, Washington University College Advising Corps
Amber Mitchell, Ritenour High School
Kate Polokonis, STEMSTL
Gabrielle Ray, Missouri College Advising Corps
Andrew Smith, UMSL Pre-collegiate Programs
Desiree Speed
, St. Louis Public Schools
Teresa Steinkamp, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Khadija Tejan, St. Louis Public Schools
Dawn Towles-Richards, Missouri Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
Kaitlyn Venta, My Scholarship Central
Danielle Washington, Wyman
Laura Winter, St. Louis Graduates