Brenda Hall

To gather information on existing models, develop evaluation tools, and modify the counseling curriculum, Dr. Hall, Ms. DeRemer, and their colleagues study effective ninth grade academy models focusing on the learning and personal development of ninth grade students. The team visits established academy programs, conducts focus groups with students and school personnel, consults with the North Dakota School Counselor Association, and reviews ninth grade student data and records. They share outcomes of the study through West Fargo school district workshops and at state and national conferences.