TRUSTEE Constituency: School Career Counselors and Specialists (2023-26)
Carla B. Cheatham, PhD, LCPC, NCC, GCDF, CSCDA
Carla B. Cheatham will begin her first year as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the online school counseling program at Seattle University in Fall 2023. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Governors State University. Carla is a retired high school counselor, with over 25 years of experience. She has earned the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential and the Certified School Career Development Advisor (CSCDA) credential. She has presented nationally on topics regarding issues of inequity, diversity, antiracist school counseling and career development for youth.
Carla is the past president for the Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling (IAMC). She is the past secretary for the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA). She is a committee member for the National Career Development Association’s Leadership Academy Committee. Her research focuses on school counseling work with minoritized students in career development. Carla received a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia State University, Ed.M. in Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and her B.S. in Journalism (Advertising specialization) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Carla’s goals include continued support of professional development opportunities for school career counselors and career practitioners working with youth and adolescents, providing effective and efficient virtual and in-person training opportunities for school counselors and career practitioners working with youth and adolescents, providing training and opportunities to advocate for minoritized students, and incorporating NCDA’s global membership and connections to collaborate with school counselors from around the world to learn from each other regarding career development and global school systems.
Carla resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and 17-year-old son.