An experienced school counselor and science teacher, Emily Seay has promoted the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) since 2009. For three decades, in the U.S. and abroad, OBPP has met its goals of reducing and preventing bullying at school, while improving overall interpersonal relations between students. Currently serving as OBPP Committee Chair at Prospect Heights Middle School in Orange, Virginia, Emily Seay was previously OBPP Committee Co-Chair at nearby Locust Grove Middle School. Her dedication to advancing school-wide efforts to address and prevent bullying dovetails with her role as school counselor, providing individual academic, career, social, and personal guidance to students.
Emily Seay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She attended the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to obtain a Collegiate Professional teaching license and a biology endorsement. She completed her licensure program requirements while teaching biology, earth science, and foundations of science at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield, Virginia. While studying for her Master’s in Counseling at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Ms. Seay worked as a graduate assistant in the University Career Services Department. She held weekly workshops on internship opportunities for undergraduates, organized the department library, and interned as a counselor for Louisa County High School in Mineral, Virginia. Ms. Seay’s achievements won her acknowledgment as the Virginia School Counselor Association Graduate Student of the Year. Emily Seay received a Master of Education from the University of Virginia, as well as Virginia state licensure for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade school counseling.
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