by: Eileen Melody, CSCA Chairman
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am writing to share that the CSCA Governing Board is working diligently to live the CSCA vision and meet the goals of our association. The CSCA Vision is: “The Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) is the organization in the state that promotes leadership and creates a professional school counseling identity. This is achieved by connecting, supporting, and empowering school counselors through professional learning and advocacy.”
Our goals are purposefully worded as actions. I’d like to update you with a sampling of the ways the Governing Boards is working towards these goals.
Goal 1: The CSCA advocates for the role of school counselors with all stakeholders.
Goal 2: The CSCA promotes equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program to ensure student success.
Goal 3: The CSCA provides professional learning opportunities aligned with state and national standards.
Goal 4: The CSCA works to build a diverse, active board that is representative of School Counselors inclusive of all levels and settings.
The CSCA has reached out to members to become active on the Governing Board and Committees. Members have responded by nominating themselves or others for the elections held in May and responded to the call again this fall. As a result, the CSCA has added more males and people of color to the Board and Committees.
Goal 5: The CSCA serves its membership by building, empowering and connecting a professional community.
This fall the CSCA Vice-presidents, Vice-president elects, level liaisons have been hosting numerous social gatherings, networking opportunities and quality professional learning throughout the state for members to create a supportive, enlightening professional community.
Goal 6: The CSCA maintains an organizational structure and administrative procedures that facilitate the achievement of goals.
As Chairman, I am grateful for the continuous efforts of the Governing Board and Board of Directors to achieve the CSCA’s goals. Please reach out to me at email@example.com
to share your ideas and feedback about the CSCA’s work towards these goals and vision.
Written by: Eileen Melody, CSCA Chairman