JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. has appointed Joni Shook to manage program outreach for the statewide organization.
"Joni has been a loyal supporter of our mission to provide programs designed to prevent child abuse and bullying in Duval County as a district level specialist in School Counseling," said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. "We are fortunate to have her join our team as we receive additional requests for our MBF Child Safety Matters™ program throughout the state."
Shook recently retired from Duval County Public Schools after a 34-year career. She is also an instructor with the Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center and the American School Counselor Association.
"I have been an ambassador for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children to my school counselor colleagues throughout Florida," explained Shook. "I am honored to expand the outreach efforts for the MBF Child Safety Matters™ program. I have first-hand knowledge of the effectiveness of the program in preventing child abuse and bullying."
Shook completed her Master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Florida and is a member of the American School Counselor Association, Florida School Counselor Association and First Coast Counseling Association. Her many honors include: Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of North Florida College of Education (2009) and Supervisor Advocacy Award from the Florida School Counselor Association (2008). Shook has presented at numerous conferences including the American School Counselors Association National Forum, the Florida School Counselor Association State Conference, the Education Trust Summer Academy and the College Board National Forum.
SOURCE Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.