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Table of Contents

Message from the President . . . pg. 1

It’s Time for a Celebration!. . . pg. 2

Middle School Bright Idea . . . .pg. 2

Creativity and Careers . . . pg. 3

Networking for The Low Profile Students . . . .pg. 3

2011 Scholorships Now Available! . . . pg. 4

Tips for Professional School Counselor Identity . . . .pg. 4

Join Us in Austin! . . . pg. 4

School Counseling - Do This, Not That! . . . .pg. 5

Bright Ideas - ASCA Scene Is A Great Resources . . . pg. 5

Online Tool . . . .pg. 6

Michelle Shoulders Article - NEED TITLE . . . pg. 6

TSCA Professional Recognition Awards . . . .pg. 7

Who Is TSCA, and Why Should I Join? . . . pg. 8

TSCA Wants You! . . . .pg. 9

School Counseling and Advocacy . . . pg. 9

TSCA Board 2010/2011 . . . .pg. 10

If you have comments, questions, an

ar-ticle you’d like to contribute to the “VOICE”

please contact me at

benaglasscock@her-efordisd.net

. Have a great year and please,

The Texas School Counselor Association board is proposing

changes in the by-laws. A vote on the proposed changes will

take place at the annual business meeting on November 11

during the TSCA luncheon at the TCA Professional Growth

Conference. See the proposed changes on our website,

www.

Message from the President

Welcome to the fall issue of the “Voice.” I hope this finds everyone having a great start to the new school year.

Each newsletter this year will focus on one of the Texas School Counselor Association’s strategic directions:

Identity, Advocacy, Leadership, and Professional Development. We start with Identity. Who is the school

coun-selor? What is the counselor’s role within the school? Who is the Texas School Counselor Association? Our

aim is to help you answer these questions and educate those in your school system.

Also in this edition, we are pleased to announce this year’s professional recognition award recipients and the

winners of the five TSCA scholarships. The VPs are returning with the Bright Ideas article giving you practical

grade-level suggestions. We are also excited to announce changes that are being made to the CREST

applica-tion for the 2011-2012 school year.

TSCA’s focus is to provide tools to help school counselors and we are very excited about our initiatives for the

year. We are working closely with the Texas Counseling Association to utilize available opportunities to

edu-cate administrators, school board members, legislators, and the media about the importance of school

coun-selors and a comprehensive, developmental guidance curriculum. On November 11, Dr. Wright Lassiter will be

our speaker for the TSCA luncheon at the TCA Professional Growth Conference in Austin. This fall our website,

www.texasschoolcounselor.org, is getting a facelift and will have new resources, including a new school

coun-selor toolkit. The school councoun-selor conference will be February 13-15 in Arlington. Plans are being made for a

wonderful conference in a fun spot! Additional professional development opportunities are also in the works

and will be announced soon.

Enjoy this issue. TSCA is dedicated to serving our members. If you have comments,

suggestions, questions, or an article that you would like to contribute, please contact

me at

benaglasscock@herefordisd.net.

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It’s Time for a Celebration!!

Time for CREST

by Hilda Lopez, CREST Chair

In 2005, the Texas School Counselor Association began a program called CREST to recognize schools with outstanding counseling pro-grams. Last year, 27 schools were recognized for excellence in school counseling. CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. Schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.

CREST is a continuous improvement document that gives a school counseling program an opportunity to demonstrate effective communica-tion and a commitment to getting results. CREST helps counselors to evaluate their counseling programs, promote their programs to the stake-holders in their districts, demonstrate the effectiveness of their guidance and counseling programs through empirical means, and to implement the Texas and National models for School Counseling Programs.

CREST looks at the counseling program in 10 areas: Principal’s Support, Guidance and Counseling Team, School Climate and Safety, Stu-dent Results, Major Achievements, Measurements, Community Partnerships and Resources, Volunteer Involvement, Focus for Improvement, and Communication. The school counseling team prepares a document that highlights these areas and communicates just what the counsel-ing program is docounsel-ing to help students succeed.

School counselors may download the CREST application at www.txca.org. The completed application packet must be postmarked by December 1st. Once the packet is received, the CREST documents are sent to three reviewers throughout the state of Texas to be judged according to pre-set standards of excellence.

In order to receive recognition, a CREST application must score at least 90% of the possible points on the scoring rubric. Scores will be an average of an evaluation by three different people. If the application receives 90% or better, it has achieved CREST distinction. If an applica-tion does not receive a 90% average in the first round, it is sent to a second team of reviewers. If the second team does not award a 90% or better, the application does not receive CREST distinction. An application that receives a 90% or better by the 2nd review team, goes to a third team for review. An application that receives a 90% or better by the third review receives CREST distinction.

Applicants will be notified by mid January if they received CREST distinction. The awards will be presented at the Elementary/Secondary School Counselors Conference.

TSCA hopes to receive many CREST applications this year. There are many, many wonderful school counseling programs throughout the state of Texas and this is a wonderful opportunity to honor them! Is CREST in your future?

Middle School Bright Idea

Genevieve Bennetts, MS Vice President

The term “Bullying” is becoming more and more a part of our everyday language in schools.

While it is a very serious topic, sometimes our middle school age students better absorb

information on bullying if it is presented in a less serious manner. The DVD “Gum In My

Hair” by the production company Twisted Scholar, is an “engaging, light-hearted program,

which provides real strategies for dealing with the serious problem of bullying.” One of the

best parts of the DVD is that it lists five specific techniques that students can use when

coping with a bullying or harassment problem. Teachers and students are all taught the

techniques and everyone on the campus is encouraged to use a common language when

addressing any bullying concerns. At my campus, students are given a “bully cheat card,”

which is a laminated business card that lists the five techniques with examples so that they

can refer to it in the future if a problem arises.

For more information visit:

http://www.twistedscholar.com/prod-video-gum.htm

Intended for Ages 8-14

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Creativity

And Careers

by Frank Coulson M. Ed. Career Counselor, LPC

Are you looking for a new way to open your students’ minds up to their future career paths? The Texas Career Development Association has an idea for you that connects the creative arts to career ideas for the students you help. During the Fall, the TCDA promotes the National Career Development Association’s Poetry & Poster Contest. The purpose is to help inspire students’ career ideas and dreams. The main Building/School contest deadline is always in November to emphasize National Career Development Month. This year the deadline is November 17, 2010.

Each year a career theme is created. This year for 2010-2011 the theme is ”Celebrating My Career Dreams”. Contestants can then enter a poem or two types of posters. One poster style is traditional watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pencil art. The other poster style is mixed media using computer graphics or collage work. There are 6 different age divisions:

Primary Grades K-2 Intermediate Grades 3-5 Middle Grades 6-8 Senior Grades 9-12

Adult Student 18 and older in University Open Adult 18 and older not students

The local school contest top winners are sent on to the State contest. Then the top three winners in each category in the state are sent on to the National contest. This last year we had 5 student winners from Texas in the National contest:

Senior Poetry 2nd place Lara Garza|

Adult Student Poetry 2nd place Mariana Hernandez Senior Poster Traditional 1st place Katherine Choi Senior Poster Traditional 2nd place Noemi Gonzalez Senior Poster Mixed Media 3rd place Mica McGuire

I enjoyed the past two years promoting the contest and seeing Texas students go on to win in the National contest. This year I will be the National Chair of the contest for NCDA so have had to step down as state coordinator. Texas will still be involved as Randy Davis, a Career Counselor at Texas A & M Corpus Christi has offered to be Coordinator of the State contest. If you would like your school to be involved and have any questions about the contest or need entry forms please contact him at: randy.davis@tamucc.edu or his office phone: 361-825-5592.

Last year’s Texas winners can be viewed at the TCDA website: http://www.txca.org/tca/TCDA_Home.asp?SnID=853326893 Just click on the contest

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Networking 101 for the Low Profile Students (LPS)

by Leon Kilpatrick Ed. D., LPC-S

Counselor Supervisor, Dallas ISD Counselor Educator, Vice-President TSCA Board

College recruitment is a major endeavor for institutions of higher learning. These institutions spend millions of dollars annually to wheel in the brightest and best students to their campuses. For the most part, students in the top 25% of their class with college aspira-tion will seek out admission and enroll in college with minimal help from the counselor. On the other hand, there are those students who are ranked in the lower percentile (50%<) who may not receive the attention from college recruiters but still posses the solid academic skills and hopes of attending college. From a counseling perspective, these are often your mid to high maintenance students who need the extra help but will not ask. This is where Networking 101 can help bridge the gap for low profile students (LPS). To network for LPS, the following recommendations are suggested:

•Identify LPS

•Meet with LPS individually or in small group •Consult with parent or guardian about your effort •Contact and invite college recruiters

•Invite parents to attend

Networking for LPS can be the key to helping high school seniors attend college. For counsel-ors, Networking 101 works best when counselors have established a working relationship with local college recruiter and admission staff. Networking 101 is also a good way to help with your school’s college going rate when well planned and organized. In essence, when counsel-ors implement the Networking 101 for LPS, they are not only fulfilling their role as an advocate

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2011 Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Go to www.texasschoolcounselor.org for the 2011 Molly Gerold Scholarship Application. The Texas School Counselor

Association is pleased to offer scholarships in three categories:

• A senior child or grandchild of a TSCA member,

• A senior student in the school of a TSCA member, and

• A graduate or continuing education student

Applications must be postmarked by April 15th, 2011. Print the application and start distributing them to your students

today! If you have any questions, contact the TSCA Awards Chair, Calvin Phillips, at phillipsc@georgetownisd.org.

by Lynda Shuttlesworth, VP for Supervisors

Certified Professional School Counselors have intense training in areas beyond other educators. The master’s degree or higher in school counseling provides specific tools to address the ever-changing needs of student populations. One must know the counselor’s role and communicate the unique knowledge and skills the counselor provides to the school and community. The counselor must develop and deliver a highly effective comprehensive guidance and counseling program that advocates for success for all students. Local needs assessments will guide program goals to serve academic, career and personal / social development needs. School counselors must share their training and skills with students, parents, and staff. Professional organization memberships provide the counselor with professional development op-portunities and resources to enhance a successful program which meets the needs of all students. It is essential that counselors gain the support of principals and play an intricate role on the campus leadership team to promote successful learning and safety. Establishing a trusting relationship and open communication with the principal and staff are essential. A few key things will help the staff recognize a counselor’s unique role in the school. A few ex- amples include posting a schedule, sharing pre - test and post - test data from classroom lessons, providing a yearly guidance calendar, completing a program agree-ment with the principal, contributing parenting tips and timely parent information to the school website or newsletters, providing and sharing needs assess- ments, meeting with staff and parents to guide student development and achievement.

Most of all, be visible on campus and get to know students personally. Be the counselor that makes a difference everyday!

Join Us in Austin!

Texas School Counselor Association Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Development Conference

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 12:00 to 3:00 pm, Cost: $30

Enjoy lunch with your colleagues and earn 1.5 CEU’s. The agenda includes an

update on changes to the CREST Award program and presentation of the annual Rhosine Fleming Awards and Molly Gerald Scholar-ships. TSCA 2011 officer nomination, award nomination, and scholarship application forms will be provided. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Wright Lassiter, whose topic will be “Winds of Change: The Future of the Future.”

Tips For

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

COUNSELOR IDENTITY

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BRIGHT IDEAS : ASCA SCENE is Great Resource

by Dalia Gonzales, Secondary Vice-President

The ASCA SCENE is an online professional networking resource that is provided by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) at no cost to users. By signing up for this free service you are automatically connected to school counselors across the country. You can post questions and get responses to learn how your situation is being handled in other regions of the country. Recent topic include: difficult parents, school counselor evolution, student loan forgiveness, dealing with cutters, peer mentoring programs, and school coun-seling notes software. Additionally there is an electronic file cabinet with documents in over 30 different school councoun-seling topics. If you haven’t already done so, check out this awesome resource by going to www.schoolcounselor.org and click on the link in the lower left hand corner for the ASCA SCENE.

School Counseling:

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By Genevieve Bennetts, Middle School Vice President

I recently picked up a dieting book at a bookstore titled “Eat This, Not That!” by David Zinczenko. The premise of the book is simple: it recommends the better of two choices at many well-known restaurants and purports that by choosing the better of the two items you will successfully lose weight. The theme of the newsletter this month is developing the Identity of the School Counselor. With that theme in mind, I thought that this proactive dieting book might be on to something. Sometimes in our school counseling posi-tions we need to just “Do This, Not That!”

Schedule Changes: Do This: Contact parents within 24 hours of their request.

Not That: Accidentally delete their message from your email or voicemail so that you don’t have to hear their reasoning for wanting a particular teacher.

504/ ARD Meetings: Do This: Schedule meetings well in advance of their deadline.

Not That: Wait until the last minute to schedule and have no teachers willing to attend and/ or ready to throttle you for making them miss their only conference period.

Guidance Lessons:

Do This: Plan them out for the year addressing areas that are needed developmentally and that will benefit the overall functioning of your campus.

Not That: Copy handouts for teachers to do with their homerooms in their spare time.

Crying Students:

Do This: Let them tell their whole story, being empathetic to their problems and working together with them toward a solution that they feel good about.

Not That: Keep them coming back crying so that you have job security.

College Recommendations:

Do This: Provide a detailed form to students to complete which provides you with background information so that you can compose a recommendation letter that is customized to each student.

Not That: Open a previously created document and change the student name and date, print it and hand it to them before they leave.

Directives from Administration:

Do This: Take all constructive criticism from administrators and evaluate your program to see where improvements would benefit students’ academic success.

Not That: Make a list of things that your administration does inefficiently so that you can later anonymously leave it on his/her desk. We are Professional School Counselors. On a daily basis we are inundated with a myriad of tasks from and responsibilities to many stakeholders. By maintaining a strong professional identity as counselors, we can be our own best advocates. By conducting every activity in a professional manner, we will earn the respect and confidence of those with whom we work to serve all students.

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Online Tool Available For Counselors

To Promote Youth Suicide Prevention

by Mary Ellen Nudd

Mental Health America of Texas announced a new online interactive training

simulation for Texas public high school educators to help stop teen suicides.

At-Risk for High School Educators uses innovative role-playing simulation to

help educators recognize warning signs and refer at-risk youth experiencing

psychological distress and thoughts of suicide.

Educational Strategy Uses Virtual Role Play

The online training provides practice managing challenging conversations

with students in distress. Learners assume the role of a high school teacher

and engage in practice conversations with emotionally responsive student

avatars exhibiting signs of depression, thoughts of suicide, and drug abuse.

“We hope that public high school counselors and Directors of Guidance will review the training and then encourage their

fac-ulty to take the course,” said Mary Ellen Nudd, Director of the Texas Youth Suicide Prevention project at Mental Health America

of Texas, a nonprofit organization.

In the virtual role plays, users learn motivational interviewing techniques to broach the topic of psychological distress, motivate

the at-risk student to seek help and avoid common pitfalls. Those completing the course will have a summary, resource lists and

a certificate of completion available to print.

The one-hour training is free, and available only to Texas public high school educators, at

www.mhatexas.org

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Mental Health America of Texas partnered with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Education Agency,

Kognito Interactive, teachers, counselors and administrators from the Austin ISD, Dallas ISD, and hundreds of Texas

counsel-ors, educators and mental health experts to develop At-Risk for High School Educators.

“Our goal is to use this technology to get students and educators to begin discussing warning signs and to ask about

thoughts of suicide in a non-threatening way. Suicidal crises tend to be brief; therefore, we believe this new technology will

provide for early detection and save lives,” said Lynn Lasky Clark, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Texas.

Importance of At-Risk for High School Educators Training

Each year more than 2,300 Texans die from suicide and Texas loses between 80 to 90 youths a year to suicide. According to a

CDC study, over 14 percent of high school students had seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months, and it is this

age group that is the focus for the new training.

“Anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, and substance abuse are an unfortunate part of many high school students lives.

We recognize that suicide is preventable, and this training for educators is a step forward in preventing needless deaths,” said

Clark.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELOR

by Michelle Shoulders, Elementary Vice-President

As counselors we are often asked about what services are available throughout the school and com-munity. One way to provide this information is to host a “Coffee with the Counselor” from time to time throughout the year. This time can be used in many ways- parents can be informed of upcoming school events, information can be provided about local community resources, or a community speaker could present on a helpful topic (i.e. bullying, parenting, charities, etc.). This time with parents is just one more

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Texas School Counseling Association

Professional Recognition Awards

We are so pleased to announce the 2010 award winners. The professional recognition awards honor those

indi-viduals who have made significant contributions to the field of school counseling. These indiindi-viduals were nominated

by colleagues or administrators as role models in the counseling workplace. This year’s recipients are:

Elementary Counselor of the Year – Sheila Lashley

. Ms. Lashley is counselor at Lily B.

Clayton Elementary in Fort Worth. She is responsible for designing and implementing the “Kids

Making News” program in which students write, edit and report stories on video to be shared

with Clayton students and families. She also facilitates Love and Logic parenting workshops

for the Clayton parents. In addition, Ms. Lashley serves on various Fort Worth ISD district

com-mittees and serves as a Trainer of Trainers for the 40 Developmental Assets.

Middle/Jr. High Counselor of the Year – Denine Hammonds

. Ms. Hammonds is a

counselor at Griffin Middle School in Lewisville ISD. Ms. Hammonds is a stickler for knowing

how students are different as a result of the counseling program and identifying the data

avail-able to support the counseling program’s effectiveness. She is also aligning the developmental

comprehensive guidance program with campus and district goals so that what she does has a

direct impact on the students and the school. Ms. Hammonds seeks out avenues for assisting

students, teachers, parents and the community at large for improving academically, vocationally

and socially.

High School Counselor of the Year – Sara Pesina

. Ms. Pesina is a lifelong educator in

Hereford ISD in the Texas Panhandle. She has spent the last 23 years serving as the Lead

Counselor in a Title I school district. Some of the issues the Hereford High School counseling

program routinely deals with include high numbers of migrant and economically disadvantaged

students and a high teen pregnancy rate. Ms. Pesina consistently seeks out ways for the

pro-gram to improve and is a change agent in the high school and the Hereford community.

Counselor Supervisor of the Year – Ms. Melanie Lewis

. Inspirational, motivational,

focused and connected are all adjectives that describe Melanie Lewis. She is the Director of

Counseling Services for Denton ISD in North Texas. Ms. Lewis leads by example as she packs

everything she does and says with passion and enthusiasm. She encourages and fosters

lead-ership in her counselors and works with campus administration to accomplish the district and

campus mission. More than anything, Ms. Lewis inspires everyone that she comes in contact

with to strive for excellence.

We congratulate these ladies for their hard work and dedication to the field of counseling. We also encourage all

TSCA members to nominate exemplary counselors, supervisors, advocates, and legislators for the 2011 awards.

The nomination form can be found on the TSCA website,

www.texasschoolcounselor.org

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Who is TSCA,

and Why

Should I Join???

by Betty White, Membership Chair

I have lugged posters, table covers, note cards, and squeeze balls of various sorts all over the state of Texas and

even to Milwaukee and Orlando. I have spent countless hours behind a table talking to people about the Texas

School Counselor Association. I have worked for several years as a board member, officer, presenter, conference

organizer, and unpaid promoter for TSCA. Each time I serve at the booth, I visit with school counselors who are

still unsure about whether or not they are members of TSCA, and who wonder why they should pay the additional

$20.00 to join TSCA.

Why should you join TSCA? First of all, because you are a professional school counselor. An important part of

being a professional is affiliating with other professionals. When you join TSCA, you are joining with thousands of

other school counselors who help to support and promote the profession.

Second, you should join TSCA because it is the only counseling organization in Texas that speaks out solely for the

needs of professional school counselors. While TCA supports ALL counselors in Texas, it is TSCA’s representation

that allows TCA to know and understand the needs of professional school counselors, helping to formulate plans for

lobbying efforts and promotional materials that address school counselors specifically.

Third, you should join TSCA because they provide the only conference in Texas devoted exclusively to the needs of

school counselors. When TEA ceased to present school counselor conferences each year, TSCA stepped into that

gap and has continued to produce high quality, professional, affordable conferences that address school counseling

concerns. When you attend these conferences, you have access to best practices used in school districts across

the state, as well as opportunities to network with other school counselors.

Finally, TSCA sponsors CREST-an awards program that recognizes outstanding school counseling programs

throughout the state of Texas. The CREST program reinforces the importance of school counselors, helps school

counselors use data to prove the effectiveness of their programs, and helps school districts and communities to see

the vital nature of our work.

But what’s in it for ME?? In today’s society, money is tight. Why should I spend an extra twenty dollars? Well,

TSCA provides member only benefits that far exceed the cost of membership. Each year at conference, TSCA

members receive additional “goodies” that have ranged from tee shirts to squeeze balls to note-cards, as well as

School Counselor week kits, food vouchers, and other materials. TSCA sponsors scholarships for students at

schools served by members, children and grandchildren of members, and members themselves. TSCA sponsors

awards for Outstanding Counselors, Administrators, Supervisors, and Educators at all levels, as well as nurturing

emerging leaders. In addition to all of these benefits, you also have an opportunity to serve on a committee and give

back to the profession while networking with other school counselors committed to advocating for school

counsel-ors. In 2011, there will be a “members only” portion of the website where you will be able to share best practices

and bright ideas with other school counselors.

TSCA is the group that works exclusively for school counselors, by promoting and advocating for the role of the

school counselor as a mental health professional and educator who delivers a comprehensive, developmental

guid-ance and counseling program that meets the social, educational, personal, and career needs of all students. That’s

a lot of value for just twenty dollars!

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TSCA Wants YOU!!

Want to do service in TSCA? Unsure about where to start? Join a committee! TSCA committees do the work of the organization in various areas. Listed below are the current TSCA committees and their chairpersons. Contact the chair of the committee that interests you to see how YOU can become involved!

Advocacy Linda Hughes linda.hughes@esc16.txed.net

Conference Anita Horton, Past President anitatsca@comcast.net

CREST Hilda Lopez hlopez06@sbcglobal.net

Ethics, Bylaws, and Resolutions Gloria Montalvo gamontalvo@aol.com Diana Villarreal dvillarrealv@sbcglobal.net

Human Rights Laura Bannerman llbannerman@gmail.com

Media Debbie Cogan jmcogan@earthlink.net

Membership Betty White kidtools@academicplanet.com

Professional Recognition and Scholarships Calvin Phillips phillipsc@georgetownisd.org

SCHOOL COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY

Dalia Gonzales, Secondary Vice-President

Advocacy is an active term used to address the concept of promoting the profession, the role, and the impact that School Counselors

have on student achievement. Advocacy is also a key component to being an effective school counselor. Too often school

counsel-ors aren’t very good about talking up what they do. Most of us went into school counseling for the students and we pretty much put

our needs much further down the list of priorities. The problem is, now more than ever with hard economic times and schools facing

challenging budget issues, school counselors can’t afford not to advocate for the profession. The reality is students stand to lose our

services if we are not in the schools and at ratios that allow us to do our jobs. Failure to advocate for ourselves is about the students.

We all have an obligation to educate and advocate for the profession. I just read an article by Carey Dimitt and Jay Carey on a

presen-tation they did at a summer institute, and I would like to share some of their ideas about how to share with stakeholders.

First, we need to decide who needs to know; how valuable and important we are to our school; how we help meet state and legal

standards; and how we support students’ learning. Data, the term we tend to shy away from, now becomes our best friend as we

look at the achievement results data, perception data, and process data to show our successes.

Who do we target: principals, and administrators, teachers, students, families, school boards and state legislators if you have a

personal relationship with him/her? What do we want them to know? We need to share successes and challenges, present

pro-posals for change that could meet student needs, and information about the school counseling program. Write letters to your state

and national elected officials about issues that affect children and the school counseling profession. Then take the next step and do

a presentation on the profession to your school board or take advantage of these current hot topics to present to local community

clubs, PTA’s and other organizations.

How do we present this information? We need to develop a variety of ways to present our information depending on who we are

presenting to and where. We need to be ready to present verbally to a group with or without the use of technology. We may

pres-ent to our staff at an in-service day or through our school website. The simple use of handouts and pamphlets will get the

infor-mation out to those with whom you come in contact. The simple fact is, we all need to begin advocating for our profession in our

schools, then out to the community, and finally to our state.

You are not alone in this process; your state school counseling association is there to help you with PowerPoint presentations,

speak-ers, and access to many other forms of help that will support your advocacy. TSCA needs you to be a member to make your voice a

part of its voice. We need to speak with “one voice and one vision” when we advocate at any level with stakeholders. Become a part

of your state school counselors’ association that advocates for your profession at all levels.

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TSCA Board 2010/2011

Non-Profit Org.

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Austin, Texas

Texas Counseling Association

A Division of the Texas Counseling Association

1204 San Antonio, Ste. 201

Austin, Texas 78701

Executive Board for 2010-11

President

Bena Glasscock

President-elect

Michael Kaprelian

Past President

Anita Horton

Secretary

Janise Pries

TCA Director

Sharon Bey

TCA Senator

Sylvia Lopez

Elementary VP

Michelle Shoulders

Middle/JH VP

Genevieve Zelaya

Secondary VP

Dalia Gonzales

Counselor Ed VP

Leon Kilpatrick

Supervisor VP

Lynda Shuttlesworth

Non-voting Members

Treasurer

Tammi Mackeben

Committee Chairs for 2010-11

Advocacy

Linda Hughes

Ethics

Gloria Montalvo,

Diana Villarreal

Media

Debbie Cogan

Membership

Betty White

Human Rights

Laura Bannerman

CREST

Hilda Lopez

Professional Recognition

Calvin Phillips

Nominations

Anita Horton,

Past President

Finance

Tammi Mackeben,

Treasurer

Conference

Anita Horton,

Past President

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