Connecticut School Counselor Association
Promoting Excellence in School Counseling since 1963
I am very excited to be serving as your Chairman for the 2019 - 2020 school year. I hope to follow in the path of my predecessor, Virginia DeLong, as she successfully championed the CSCA's major goals and objectives of advocacy, professional learning and the growth of a professional school counseling identity and community in Connecticut.
This past year Virginia and other Board of Directors advocated before legislators for all Connecticut students to have access to a comprehensive school counseling program. As a result, Senate Bill 956 was signed into legislation ensuring that guidelines for a comprehensive school counseling program will be created and adopted in collaboration with the CSCA. The guidelines will include access for all students to a comprehensive school counseling program that provides academic, social-emotional, post-secondary and career readiness programming provided by a certified school counselor with adequate training.
Our legislative efforts will continue this year as the CSCA Board Members have been appointed to serve on Legislative Committees and Collaboratives to provide their expert testimony which will protect Connecticut students and their opportunities to learn in equitable and supportive schools.
The CSCA's regional vice-presidents and level liaisons have also worked diligently to provide our members with quality professional learning experiences. Last year we hosted several events including mental health awareness and best practices conferences, social hours, walks for causes, the Annual Awards Gala, mindfulness workshops and many more in which many of you participated.
As I and the other members of the Governing Board and Board of Directors look to the upcoming year, we commit to continuing advocacy for Connecticut's school counselors and Connecticut's students and for providing outstanding professional learning.
We proudly announce to you that the CSCA 2020 Annual Conference will be better than ever! We are planning a day and a half conference which will be held at the Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, May 28-29, 2020. Our theme is Inspire, Empower, Embrace. This Annual Conference will be amazing in that we will be able to attend workshops enlightening us with the most up-to-date practices, trends and information; we will connect with colleagues from around the state and neighboring states; and, we will hear from top-notch nationally acclaimed speakers while enjoying ourselves at a fun and festive venue. We hope you and your colleagues will join us for this outstanding event. Save these dates!
I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the CSCA. I am inspired and empowered by the impactful work you do for Connecticut's students.
Chairman, Board of Directors
CT School Counselor Association
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Address: P.O. Box 4635, Wallingford, CT 06492 ATTN: Michelle Catucci, CSCA Executive Director
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