A message from Executive Director, Donna Brown:
In late January, the Executive Committee accepted with regret the resignation of Kate Salas as President of MASCA. We thank Kate for her service and wish her well. After much discussion, it was decided that Ruth Carrigan, Immediate Past President, would complete Kate's term. Megan Krell will begin her term July 1, 2017. Additional information will be shared at a later date.
Greetings Massachusetts School Counselors!
It is my pleasure to serve as your 2016-2017 MASCA president. I was a school counselor in grades preK-12 for 20 years before recently becoming an administrator. Three years ago I received my doctorate in educational leadership with a dissertation that explored model school counseling programs. I am also a counselor educator. In short, my mission is to help support school counselors from many different angles.
This is an exciting time to be a school counselor. While accountability can be stressful and uncertain, it is an opportunity for school counselors to showcase their programs and prove to stakeholders just how much we do and how what we do has a direct impact on our students. MASCA can help! Through professional collaboration, development and advocacy, we can help you define your role and keep abreast of current issues. Most importantly we can also provide you with a network of support. Sometimes being a school counselor is lonely, especially if you feel like others are defining your role and its not what you think it should be.
My hope is that you will become an active member in MASCA. Enjoy the publications and our professional development opportunities and then please consider joining a committee or being on the MASCA board. I want to hear your ideas.! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.