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Schedule a Break, a Brown Bag Break with Parchment

Parchment Staff  •  Mar 22, 2016  •  Blog

The life of a high school counselor or counseling administrator can be hectic with so much to do in so little time. Students requesting access to their academic credentials. Assisting with scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Helping students build their college lists. It’s enough to make your head spin.

The role of the counselor, registrar and other high school administrators has never been more important to the future workforce than it is today. Parchment recognizes the foundational role these individuals play in the lives of students and offers a recurring webinar series, Brown Bag Breaks, pairing administrators with their peers to share best practices, experiences and challenges. Brown Bag Break sessions are peer-led discussions that tackle a variety of topics key to the role of the counseling office. It is important to note, membership in the Parchment network is not mandatory for participation.

On Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. EST, Brenda Easterly, Student Data Services Specialist with Frisco Independent School District (TX) will host a session titled “The Credential Library.” Brenda will discuss how her office processed more than 9,000 transcript requests for the nine-school district in their first year with Parchment by leveraging the Credential Library. She will share her insights in streamlining transcript processing as well as the improved student experience that resulted. Register for Brenda’s Brown Bag Break session here.

On Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. EST, Jenny Thompson, Registrar at Southwest High School (WI) will host a Brown Bag Break titled “Implementing eTranscripts.” Jenny has unique insights into implementing eTranscripts as her school was a pilot school within the Green Bay Area Public School District.  She will speak directly to the time it took to implement, the challenges faced and how the new service was introduced to students and parents.Register for Jenny’s webinar here.

On Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. EST, Julie Rucker, Registrar at Kamiak High School (WA) and Eric Mathiesen, Parchment Manager of Training and Development, will host a Brown Bag Break titled “The Student Experience.” Julie will share her experiences around communicating Parchment to students including registration and managing questions related to the process. Eric will demonstrate the various ways students can launch the ordering experience, the steps to take to order a credential and many of the free student features including college list building, admissions acceptance chances, social sharing and more! Register for Jenny and Eric’s webinar here.

Interested in leading a Brown Bag Break discussion about a topic where you are experienced? Let us know by emailing us at Maybe you’re interested in learning more about a topic but you’re not the expert. We want to hear from you too! Email us at and tell us what topics are important to you. We will then reach out to the broader community of registrars and find an expert for you.

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