[Assets in Action] Susan Scott

Meet Susan Scott

Susan Scott is Assistant Principal as Columbus North High School. Part of Susan’s role as Assistant Principal is gathering materials for students and coordinating support services as well as special needs programs. She got involved with Developmental Assets because she has watched kids struggle in school and believes that when students’ emotions are in the right place, they can open their minds.

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What Susan has been doing as a facilitator

Susan has lead 20-25 trainings with secondary principals and administrators on Developmental Assets. A key factor for Susan in integrating Developmental Assets, is to tie it into initiatives the schools are already working on such as PBIS and UDL. 

“We didn’t want it to be something else, but instead have it connected to what we’re already doing in our building."

Susan has also been sharing information on Developmental Assets with parents through the school's summer newsletter. She has also been sending out an email once a week to teachers with an article or idea that people are using in classrooms dealing with social and emotional learning. 

To coordinate their training efforts and Developmental Assets results, BCSC has been using Counseling Counts. There, they keep track of the work they have been doing to help students develop, as well as the data they have been gathering.

In January 2018, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp surveyed approximately 72% of the school population in grades sixth through twelfth in Columbus, IN, using Search Institute’s survey, Developmental Assets Profile. Some key findings from this survey are shown here.

Written by: Kate Stewart, CYD Fellowship