Thanks to the 2013-14 KSCA Board for your service! We could not be a great organization without great school counselors! Check out the letter from our KSCA President to the right, Nadine Bailey.
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2014 ASCA Conference in Orlando
KSCA at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference, here is a link to First Lady, Michelle Obama's address to all the school counselors and affirms what we do. What she shared there made me cry. I am so proud to be a school counselor!
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KSCA President, Nadine Bailey
Dear Fellow School Counselors:
Welcome to another great school year. I would like to share with you my notes from the ASCA Conference in Orlando, FL. First Lady, Michelle Obama, addressed attendees on Tuesday, July 1, and her words will resonate for our year ahead!
“As First Lady, I want to talk to you about my new initiative, “Reach Higher”. The goal is to inspire every young person in the United States to complete their education beyond high school. Counselors, you are the ones planting the seeds about colleges as early as elementary school and middle school. You make it clear that higher education is the expectation, not the exception. You are the ones grabbing kids in the hallway to tell them to get their homework done, to be at school on time, to check out a website for professional training opportunities, to sign up for the right college prep programs, and taking them on college campus tours. School counselors should not be an extra or a luxury just for school systems that can afford it. School Counselors are a necessity to ensure that the young people in our school system get the education they need to succeed in today’s economy.”
“So here’s the thing, Professional School Counselors, whenever you get tired—and I know you do; whenever you get frustrated or overwhelmed—and I know you do; I want you to think about the extraordinary ripple effect of your work, because it real. I want you to think about the impact you have not just on every child whose life you transform, but on the family that child will raise, on the business where that child will work, on the community that child will one day serve. Your work lives on—thank you for the boundless love you show today’s children. Continue to give our young people the bright futures they deserve.”
Our jobs are ever so important. We must continue our journey…a pilgrimage that advocates for our young people and our programs; a quest that continues to grow and network within our membership; and progress in leadership for our communities and our profession. So, when you get tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, think about the ripple effect and, continue to make a difference!!!