Standing in the Gap: How the Connection of a School Counselor and a Student Saved Sycamore Middle School
Date & Time
Friday, October 1, 2021, 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Molly Hudgens

Forever changed by the Columbine Tragedy, Molly Hudgens, a school counselor in rural Tennessee, devoted her career to ensuring that no child fell through the cracks in her school community.  Learning all she could about “recognizing red flags,” Molly traveled her home state teaching and training educators and fostering meaningful connections with her students at Sycamore Middle School.  Nearly twenty years later, a student walked into her office with a gun and declared his plan of mass violence.  Molly shares an incredible and deeply inspiring account that illustrates the life-saving power of connection and compassion, the story of Saving Sycamore.