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Welcome to the 2016-2017 Monmouth County School Counselor Association website.

Our association of professional school counselors serves the
elementary, middle, high school and college level students in
Monmouth County, New Jersey.

 

 

President’s Message

The Monmouth County School Counselor Association (MCSCA) would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back, as the 2016-2017 school year is fast approaching. Affiliated with the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA), MCSCA takes pride in being one of the largest and active memberships in the state. We are looking forward to another wonderful year, where we will continue to provide many professional development opportunities to our members. We appreciate the active and enthusiastic participation of all of our members; we would not be the organization we are without each of you!

Our goal as counselors is to assist students and help them make informed, positive decisions that will assist them in life. Throughout our careers, we all need guidance and this organization can serve as a positive network where we have access to that assistance. Each counselor has their own experience and expertise, which is why we will always welcome new members and new ideas that will keep our group moving in the right direction.

The MCSCA Executive Board and all of the association members invite you to join our organization. Benefits of membership include:

• Professional development meetings (4) throughout the year
• Focused seminars on important counselor specific topics
• The Good Ideas Conference in the spring (May 19th)with over 25 workshops
• Networking opportunities with other counselors in the county
• Eligibility for nomination for Counselor of the County
• Promotional materials and information from higher education sponsors
We continually explore topics of interest to school counselors. Any suggestions you may have are always welcomed. Simply contact me directly at kshea@brookdalecc.edu or any of our Executive Board Members http://www.mcsca.org/about.php.

Sincerely,
Katie Shea, President 2016-2017
Monmouth County School Counselor Association
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Spring Road
Lincroft, NJ 07719



 

 

OUR MISSION

* Serve as a forum for professional growth, development and communication
* Coordinate matters of mutual interest among the members
* Foster research in all phases of school counseling
* Maintain and improve professional standards in school counseling

OUR VISION

* Encourage and support each other
* Provide resources and networking opportunities to better serve our students and communities

OUR GOALS

* Increase membership, especially in the underrepresented schools and at the elementary and intermediate levels.
* Implement a survey that will elicit counselors' needs and inputs for programs valuable and relevant for all counselors, K-12.
* Develop an increased spirit of sharing among counselors
* Empower counselors with timely information on pressing counselor issues through program speakers, professional development opportunities and peer sharing.

 

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