Mr. John Everett

School Counselor, Middle School,
Hong Kong International School


John Everett is the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator and a member of the Middle School Counseling Team at Hong Kong International School. A lifelong student advocate, he has spent his career creating systems that nurture the holistic growth of each child. He has worked in schools in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the USA, and he holds licenses from the US as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), school counselor, school administrator, and teacher. John wears multiple hats while supporting students, teachers, administrators, and parents as they work in partnership to help students utilize their strengths and thrive.

John is often approached by other schools around the world for collaboration and consultation regarding social emotional learning, advisory, child safeguarding, change management, and student wellbeing. He has presented his work in a variety of school leadership and mental health conferences, and he happily shares his work with other schools in the region and around the world. If you would like to talk more about John’s areas of expertise, please contact him at

Topic 1:

Believe and Achieve: School Based Mental Health Initiatives


With an unwavering belief that mental health is essential and must be addressed in schools, the HKIS MS Counseling Team have shifted from a reactive counseling model where counselors were the primary gatekeepers of the social and emotional domains to a proactive model where all stakeholders partner together to strengthen student mental health and develop student social and emotional competencies. Join the HKIS MS Counseling Team in this interactive workshop where they will share the counseling program infrastructure, strategies for parent engagement, and their comprehensive approach to social and emotional learning. Participants will have opportunities to share their stories and learn from others, which will present them with potential next steps they can apply in their learning environments.

Topic 2:

Strengthening Social and Emotional Support in Online Learning Environments and Beyond


During these uncertain times, every school must be prepared to shift between in-person and online learning at a moment’s notice. Although online learning presents its own challenges, we can still nurture the social and emotional needs of our students. Join the HKIS MS Counseling Team as they overview the steps they took to address the social and emotional needs of students, faculty, and parents when their school transitioned to online learning. The team will highlight their successes as well as their learning moments along the way. Participants will get a chance to join the conversation by sharing their experiences and by adding to the group’s online learning toolkit, which will be collaboratively created throughout the workshop.

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Conference Info

Date & Time

2020-12-9 (Wednesday)
2020-12-10 (Thursday)


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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