Connecting Strengths, Interests and Values to Education and Careers

Session 8: 10:15-11:45 AM (Friday March 04, 2022)



Students within San Diego Adult schools are given a strengths inventory upon entry into our schools to identify the unique gifts each student possesses. The results are shared with the student and the instructor has the ability to discuss potential career options that might be of interest to the student in the future. The SDAS counselor reviews the results of the strengths inventory and promotes an educational plan that aligns with the career plans of the student. During this presentation participants will learn about the power of identifying the strengths, interests, and values of our students and how this information can inform instructional opportunities that meet career aspirations. The presenters will demonstrate our orientation process and how we track progress for the students as they complete their journey through our schools.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Nate Sachdeva


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Nicole Lincoln

San Diego Adult Schools - San Diego Unified School District

Nicole has been an educator for twelve years. She was an Elementary teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District prior to joining San Diego Unified School District. She has been teaching with San Diego Adult Schools for the past seven years.

Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Kirsley Tate

San Diego Adult Schools - San Diego Unified School District

Kirsley has been a school counselor for seven years. She has been a counselor for Elementary, High School, and Adult Education learners during her career.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators

Program Strands

  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career Technical Education

Category Strands

  • Student Support Services