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School Counseling alumna talks about the importance of cultivating safe spaces for crucial conversations

Mia Beauttah, M.Ed. '18

Mia Beauttah, M.Ed. ’18 is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education Master’s in School Counseling program and currently a school counselor with Baltimore City Public Schools. 

In her recent article, “Connecting for Crucial Conversations,” in the Maryland School Counselor Association newsletter, Beauttah talks about the need for our schools to create safe spaces in the classroom for students to talk about racial justice issues in hopes that it will extend to their homes, communities, and beyond. “I believe that beginning conversations in a safe space of learning and having that conversation extend to the home is the best that we can hope for as counselors.”

Read the full article online here.

Loyola’s Master’s in School Counseling programs prepare students to effectively serve, lead, and be advocates for social justice in pre-K-12 settings. Upon graduation, our students are well positioned to become professional school counselors who are culturally responsive leaders.