SCHOOL BUILDING LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SBL Advanced Certificate program is designed for elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors seeking to become school principals. This offering is 24 hours in length, and includes coursework in curriculum development, school finance and law, supervision, leadership and school-community relations. Six (6) hours of equivalent coursework may be accepted for transfer with the approval of the program director.

The SBL program is offered via a unique "hybrid" format. Each class meets 3 times (on Saturdays) per semester, with the rest of the course work completed online. The setting for these Saturday sessions alternates, by semester, between the University’s Olean and Hamburg locations. The SBL program offers fall starts and can be finished up in four semesters with no summer classes.  With program director approval, a spring semester start in the program may be possible.

The SBL program meets NY course requirements for SBL certification.

With six additional credits, SBL students can receive the MSED in Educational Leadership.

SBL program requirements

Admission to the SBL programs requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 or better GPA
  • Teacher or school counselor certification
  • Three years of K-12 school experience
  • References (two, at least one from a supervising principal or superintendent)
  • Interview & writing sample

Contact Information
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or gradsch@sbu.edu for graduate admission materials.

For more information regarding certification in school administration, please contact
Dr. Darlene McDonough
Plassmann Hall B42
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-4026

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Trolley, Barbara

Titles/Responsibilities Chair of Disability Committee
Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 646-1500, ext. 24
Email: btrolley@sbu.edu
Office Location/Hours 5200 South Park Ave., Bogel Hall, Hamburg, NY 14075
Courses Taught
  • CE 510. Introduction to the Profession of Counseling 
  • CE 540. Abnormal Psychology 
  • CE 550. Group Counseling 
  • CE 610. Practicum 
  • CE 620A. Internship in School Counseling    
  • CE 621. Advanced Internship in School Counseling 
  • CE 631. Advanced Seminar: School Counseling 
  • CE 638. Multicultural Counseling 
  • CE 640. Introduction to Addictions 
  • CE 660G. Special Topics in Counseling (School Counseling & Special Education) 
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 6/85
    • Dissertation title: "Suicide parents and sudden death parents: The grief process, the nature of help, the role of the professional and methodological issues." 
  • M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, State University of New York at Buffalo, 6/81
  • B.S., Biology, B.A., Psychology, St. John Fisher College, 6/78, summa cum laude
Other Education University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 9/78-5/79, one-year doctoral study in Pharmacology.
Professional Background
Accomplishments

National Nomination 

  • Fall 2006, 2005 Nominated for the “American School Counselor Association’s Counselor Educator of the Year Award” by the New York State School Counselor Organization.

 Journal 

  • Trolley, B., (9/05). Created and editor of the first New York State School Counseling Professional Journal. Published by the New York State School Counselor Association.

Books 

  • Trolley, B., Hanel, C. & Shields, L. (2006). Demystifying and deescalating cyber bullying in the schools: A resource guide for counselors, educators, and parents. Booklocker.com.
  • Trolley, B., & Haas, H. (2004). School counseling resource manual: Practical tools of the trade.Booklocker.com.
  • Trolley, B. & Hanel, C.. (2010). Cyberkids*, Cyberbullying and Cyberbalance*. Thousand Oaks CA: Corwin Press.
  • Trolley, B., Hanel, C. & Shields, L. (2010). Browser the mouse and his internet adventure. Youthlight.
  • Trolley, B., Haas, H. & Patti, D. (2009). The school counselor’s guide to special education. Thousands Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 
Invited Book Chapters 
  • Trolley, B. (in press). A photograph of women in academe: “Dr. mom.” In Women’s retreat: sharing voices of female faculty in counselor education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Trolley, B. & Breen, T. (Summer, 2011). SOSS: Save our students from suicide. In Counseling the Adolescent. Addison, TX: RonJon Publishers

Invited Cyber Bullying Presentation 

  • Trolley, B., Shields, L. & Hanel, C. (3/13/07). Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Conference, sponsored by the United States Secret Service and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  

Grants/Funding 

  • Fall, 2012 Keenan Grant: Faculty & Student Training: Counseling Diverse Populations.
  • 2007-2008 Keenan Grant: "A Qualitative primer: Weighing perceptions of community needs and services for  school-based health education for at-risk youth." (Brawdy, Valeri, Trolley, Zuckerman) Received $3960.
  • 2007-2008 Keenan Grant: "Health promoting behaviors in children, teens and their families" (Trolley & Zuckerman). Received $2250.
  • 2007-2008 Keenan Grant: "Training counseling interns to work with autism spectrum disorders through the use of collaborative community partnerships" (Trolley & Zuckerman). Received $800.
  • 2006-2007 Keenan Grant: "Counseling Clinic Crossroads" (Trolley, Zuckerman).  Received $1900.
  • 2005-2006 Keenan Grant: "Counseling Clinic"  (Trolley, Zuckerman).  Received $3725.
  • Summer, 2005 State Funding Proposal: "Counseling clinic."  Received $25,000.
  • 2005-2006 Committee on Sponsored Research: Understanding the supervision process.  Received $450.
  • 2004-2005  WebCT Stipend: "Use of WebCt in field training courses." Received $500.
  • 2003-04 Keenan Grant: Counselor field training: "Collaborations, partnerships, and labs." Received more than $3,000.

Counseling Clinic 

  • Co-Founder & Director of Counseling Clinic. Involvement in all aspects of a multidisciplinary, university-based Counseling Clinic, which provides individual and group counseling services to underserved community population of children, youth and their families (grant writing, public relations, site visits, collaborations, form development).

Disability Committee 

  • Chair since spring of 2007; developed and ran disability awareness month events last 3 years.

CACREP 

  • Co authored self study.

Publications & Presentations 

  • See vita (link below) for full list.
Teaching Philosophy

A setting, such as SBU, whereby students are valued, professors are highly credentialed and supportive, and the educational environment is one in which mentoring, teamwork and service to others are appreciated and encouraged, is essential. This type of teaching environment gives students an opportunity to learn and grow, and enhances faculty professional development.

I firmly believe in an Active Learning Approach (Bonwell & Eison, 1991), teaching didactic material and developing course activities and requirements which foster critical thinking, creativity, digestion and application of the didactic material. I believe this to be true in general, and especially for a counselor in training, whose most important tool is him/herself.

Learning in my mind is an interactive process. At this level of study, I also feel that it important and beneficial for graduate students to have exposure to professional role models. I include colleague and community professional class presentations to foster this exposure. We teach what we best need to learn ("Jonathan Livingston Seagull").

Current Research Interests/Projects My research across the decades has involved a theme of issues related to youth and their families: disability, grief, school counseling, special education and cyberbullying.
Other Interests/Community Involvement
  • Holiday drives in collaboration with Hilbert ministries
  • Adoption fundraising
  • Spending time with my husband, who is a dentist, and my 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys, ranging in ages from elementary school to graduate school.
  • Reading, cooking; doing cross stitch.
Website Links Curriculum vita