I just had an awesome day with about 260 Virginia School Counselors. You know who you are, and you know you’re incredible.
Just FYI, the state of Virginia is making a big investment in adding school counselors. . . which IMHO, is a very smart and reasonable decision. Other states might want to take note and follow their lead. The problem is that many school age youth are suffering from extremely challenging home, neighborhood, and school situations. Having more competent school counselors available to support student success, student mental health, and teachers is a wise move.
For all of the VSCA members I met today, thank you for coming, but more importantly, thanks for the deeply important commitment you make to the well-being of students in your schools. You are amazing!
Here’s the extra handout, with more details than the powerpoint slides: VSCA 2020 Extra Handout