Megyn Shea

Assistant Professor, School Counseling

Appointed in 2013

Recent Courses Taught

  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Social Justice, Diversity, and Cultural Issues

Areas of Expertise

Megyn Shea is a former school counselor and is passionate about advocating for the profession. As a past president of the Washington School Counselor Association, she collaborated with the state department of education and other school organizations to help improve school counselor visibility and effectiveness. She also participated in the development of the Washington Framework for Guidance and Counseling.  Her research, publishing, and presentation agenda includes: school counseling policy, comprehensive guidance and counseling programs, school counselor leadership, and school counselor supervision.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Counseling, Oregon State University
    Dissertation: School Board Member and School Counselor Perceptions of School Board Knowledge, Priorities, and Policy
  • M.Ed. School Counseling, Lewis and Clark College

Professional Experiences

  • Adjunct Faculty and Internship Supervisor,School Counseling, Lewis & Clark College, 2009-2012
  • Adjunct Faculty and Internship Supervisor,School Counseling, City University, 2009 – 2012
  • School Counselor, Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA, 2003-2009

Selected Presentations

Shea, M. (2012). From surviving to thriving: Strategies to enhance school counselor effectiveness. Annual meeting of the Washington School Counselor Association, Seattle, WA.

Hubert, M., Gruman, D., Walker, N. & Shea, M. (2012).  Using the Washington comprehensive guidance and counseling framework. Annual meeting of the Washington School Counselor Association, Seattle, WA.

Shea, M. (2011). Developing strong advocates in school counseling. Annual meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Shea, M. (2011). Changing policy, changing roles: The use of school counselor policy. Annual meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Shea, M. (2011). Using Policy to Change Roles. Annual meeting of the Washington Counseling Association, Spokane, WA.

Gruman, D. & Shea, M. (2011). School Counselors: Fanning the Flames of Professional Advocacy. Annual meeting of the Washington Counseling Association, Spokane, WA.

Shea, M. (2011). Making Supervision a Win-Win-Win. Annual meeting of the Washington State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ellensburg, WA. (Invited presentation)

Aasheim, L. & Shea, M. (2011). Making the Most of Supervision with Interns. Annual meeting of the Washington School Counselor Association, Vancouver, WA.

Shea, M. & Gruman, D. (2010). Taking Comprehensive Guidance to the Next Level. Annual meeting of the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Sacramento, CA.

Aasheim, L. & Shea, M. (2010). A Model of Supervision: Making Supervision of School Counseling Interns More Intentional and Fun! Workshop at Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Shea, M. & Ballback, B. (2009). Developing Future Leadership. Annual meeting of the Washington School Counselor Association, Seattle, WA.

Shea, M. & Hubert, M. (2009). Integrating Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance with Navigation 101. Annual meeting of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Seattle, WA. (invited presentation)

Shea, M. (2008). Middle School Roundtable. Annual meeting of the Washington School Counselor Association, Seattle, WA.

Shea, M. (2008). Improving Student Achievement. Annual meeting of the Washington Parent Teacher Association, Seattle, WA.

Hubert, M. & Shea, M. (2007). Integrating Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance with Navigation 101. Annual meeting of theWashington School Counselor Association, Vancouver, WA. (invited presentation)

Shea, M. (2006). Evidence Based Practices in School Counseling. Annual meeting of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Yakima, WA. (Invited presentation)

McGee, L. & Shea, M. (2006). Developing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Annual Meeting of the Washington School counselor Association, Seattle, WA.