March 23, 2020: Per the Governor of Virginia, K-12 public schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. ”It will take time. But we can and we will get through this together. We are a team, and we will get through this battle.” -Governor Northam
ASCA has provided resources for counselors to consider to continue providing school counseling services to students during an emergency shutdown. More information is available at www.schoolcounselor.org. Additional resources are available below.
For resources regarding virtual school counseling, including two webinars that will be recorded and posted this week: https://www.schoolcounselor.org
The Virginia School Counselor Association is proud to announce this year's award winners!
Congratulations to our winners who have gone above and beyond to contribute to the school counseling profession!
Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Lila Hiltz from Donahoe Elementary in Henrico County Public Schools
Secondary School Counselor of the Year: Kathleen Otal from McLean High School in Fairfax County Public Schools
Leadership Award: Karla Allen, Coordinator of Counseling Services for Hanover County Public Schools
VSCA provides professional development opportunities through workshops and conferences, networking opportunities through various events, and advocacy for the role of the school counselor in the state of Virginia.
The mission of the Virginia School Counselor Association is to actively promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and to provide member support through professional development, advocacy, leadership, accountability and collaboration.
With the current worldwide health concerns regarding COVID-19, VSCA would like to share the following additional resources:
Your Membership Provides You:
Membership programs and services such as - membership mailings, materials related to National School Counseling Week and Back to School, etc.
Lobbyists at David Bailey Associates, who will advocate for Virginia school counseling issues
FREE RAMP training and consultation for school divisions
Scholarships for RAMP application fees
Multiple professional development opportunities throughout the state, Annual Conference and Summer Academy each year at a reduced member rate
Meet and Greet events to socialize and network with other school counselors in the state.
A website full of resources for members only
Access to the membership database for networking purposes
The VOICE magazine
Professional recognition and awards for school counselors and graduate students
Social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ASCA/Virginia Scene and YouTube
VA delegate representation to the ASCA National Conference
Find out more about Member Benefits within our Association.
VSCA Summer Summit
NEW DATE - August 7, 2020
VSCA Fall Conference
October 21-23, 2020