Connecticut School Counselor Association 
Promoting Excellence in School Counseling since 1963

CSCA Annual Conference March 18, 2016

"School Counselors & Social Emotional Learning: 
Preparing Students with Skills for Life"

Keynote Speaker: Marc Brackett, Ph.D.-Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy's Official Statement

Governor Dannel P. Malloy officially proclaims Monday, February 1-Friday, February 5, 2016 to be National School Counseling Week in the State of Connecticut. Click here to read the official statement. 

CSCA Says "Goodbye" to Long-time Member

Myron A. Cohen of Hartford died Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Brooklyn , NY, he was the son of Joseph and Gertrude Cohen. He had a long career as a school counselor in the Hartford Public School system at quirk Middle School and touched the lives of thousands of children in Hartford. At age 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a staff sergeant as a medic in the European Theater in WWII. His unit was involved in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. He was a proud member of the Jewish War Veterans. Mr. Cohen was an active member of the Beth Hillel Synagogue and served most recently as vice president. He was past president of the Connecticut School Counselor’s Association and remained active until his death as its treasurer. 

"Start With Hello" - Sandy Hook Promise

February 8-12, 2016. This is a call to action and your school can get involved in this national event. Join schools from around the country and put a stop to social isolation! Sandy Hook promise ( is asking schools to register and participate grades 2-12. There are Start With Hello awards offered to participating schools including a $10,000 scholarship. Please see the attached links for information! 

SCOY at The White House

Watch this year's School Counselor of the Year, Semi-finalists, and state representatives during a LIVE presentation at The White House. Watch CT School Counselor of the Year Megan Johnson as she represents our state! Show time is 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at

CT Graduate Student Scholarship Winner 

The Connecticut School Counselor Association is pleased to announce that Ashton George Chandler is the recipient of the 2015 -2016 CSCA Graduate Student Scholarship.

Ashton is a graduate student in the department of Counseling and School Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Texas State University (2005) and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching (2010) from St. Edwards University.   Before being called to the School Counseling profession, she spent six years teaching in public schools in Texas.

This fall, she will intern at High School in the Community located in New Haven, and will graduate in December 2015.

Are School Counselors an Effective Education Input? 

Are School Counselors an Effective Education Input? Economists Carrell and Hoekstra (2014) explore the impact of school counselors on student achievement.
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CT School Counselor of the Year: Megan Johnson 

CSCA would like to congratulate Megan Johnson who will be recognized at the White House this  January. Winners of the state awards go through a competitive review at the National level.   According to ASCA, "the School Counselor of the Year and finalists are judged by a select panel on several criteria: creative school counseling innovations, effective counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student enhancement."   
Congratulations Megan and thank you for your commitment to the school counseling profession! 

Please read the press release from ASCA below. 

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