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Hello to all! I just wanted to say a few words and welcome you all back to what I hope is a wonderful school year. My four year old Carlie ask me the other day what I want to do when I grow up. I told her I am already doing it. I shared I help kids. I told her it is the best job in the whole world. KSCA is a new endeavor and I am looking forward to all the challenges it will bring. This is my second year on the board and I have thoroughly enjoyed the people that I have met and the relationships you build.
ASCA Delegate Assembly was a great place to connect with other school counselor leaders to get insight about governance. It was great to be part of the decision-making at the national level and to see where we are going.
As I start my twentieth year in education, I remember my years as a first grade teacher for eight years and now a school counselor for twelve years at Cottonwood Elementary in Andover, KS. I can’t believe it has been that long. My oldest Lindsay was 8 months when I stated and now she is a sophomore at WSU. Last year I decided to expand my horizons and I received my LPC and my NBCC. I am continuing to work towards my LCPC. As you know, school counseling is a very rewarding profession. Each day is a new chapter and always something exciting happening.
My husband, John, is a fireman and I always tease him that we have something in common. Most of my days are spent putting out fires as well. This is what keeps the job exciting and makes us want to come back every day.
This year I am working with other state organizations to research the position of executive director. If you need help from the organization or me please do not hesitate to contact us. I would love to hear your thoughts on the organization, school counseling and any other issues you might have. I am also looking for ideas for the newsletter. I wish you a blessed year. We are in this together and I appreciate all that you do –I know we don’t hear that enough.
Marcie Faust-Elementary Counselor-LPC and NBCC –