For School Counselors, Advocates, and Administrators
The Maine School Counselor Association (MESCA) represents counselors at K-12 schools across the state. We promote professionalism and ethical practices and advocate for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in every Maine School.
Who will be the next Maine School Counselor of the Year?
Congratulations to Kelly O’Brien Weaver!
2017 Maine School Counselor of the Year
About the Winner
Kelly O’Brien Weaver is the school counselor for grades 3-5 at Weatherbee School in Hampden. Her principal said that students “LOVE Kelly for her ability to see humor in everyday life, and her ability to connect with them.”
She is passionate about her role in promoting academic, social, and personal success for all students. Staff members describe her as being “the first person students see as they arrive to school and the last person they see when they leave for the day. This makes such a difference in the child’s level of success as it adds another layer of support and comfort.”
In her 13th year as an educator, Kelly describes her work as “incredibly inspiring and uplifting.” Some of her notable projects include coffee talks with community members, a backpack program to address weekend food instability, as well as various student groups. She is working toward National Board Certification and RAMP status.
Kelly lives in Orono and enjoys downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and travel.
About the Award
The Maine School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best – counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level. MESCA members make nominations throughout the year and the winner is announced at MESCA’s annual conference.
Save the Date: November 30, 2018
Mark your calendars for the MESCA annual conference. Spend the day at The Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland and learn about the latest techniques in counseling with peers from around the state.
Scholarships for Graduate Students
MESCA can help offset the costs of your studies!
WHAT: Two $300 scholarships will be awarded at our annual conference.
WHO: Master’s level Counselor Education degree program students
WHERE: Husson University or the University of Southern Maine
WHEN: Applications are due by November 2, 2018.
Become a Member of MESCA!
Are you a dues-paying member of the Maine School Counselor Association? What are you waiting for? It’s worth every penny! MESCA members enjoy the support of peers from around the state, a members-only newsletter, professional development opportunities, discounts on conferences, and more.