MESCA Shared Vision 2019-2020
Lead through Advocacy, Collaboration, and Innovation.
Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model
MESCA advocates for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in every Maine school.
The full MESCA Board typically meets every other month from 5-7 PM in Room 500 of the Cross Building, located at 111 Sewall Street in Augusta, Maine.
All MESCA members are welcome to attend. Please join us!
Schedule of upcoming Board Meetings:
September 7, 2019
November 22, 2019
January 23, 2020
March 26, 2020
May 21, 2020
Leadership and Governance
The MESCA leadership team is made up of volunteers who have been elected by the membership or appointed by the Board, according to our by laws.
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help us achieve our mission.
Don’t forget! We are here to serve you, so don’t hesitate to be in touch and share your feedback!
The Government Relations Committee is collaborating with the DOE on items such as LD 247, an act to increase the amount of time school counselors and social workers spend providing students direct and indirect counseling; a Day on the Hill during National School Counseling Week to promote and advocate for our profession; and continuing to define the role of the school counselor. Check out the DOE website for a revised version of the Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model.
The Communications/Membership Committee is getting the most up-to-date information out to our members through email blasts, the MESCA website and on our members-only Facebook page. Please visit these sites for conversation with other school counselors, resources, relevant articles and new ideas.
The School Counselor of the Year/Awards Committee is undergoing some changes to make sure our school counselors are being nominated and applying for this prestigious award. The committee is reaching out to administrators, superintendents and other staff members so they know this award exists! The process is aligned with the ASCA school counselor of the year application. We will celebrate our next SCOY at the state house. If you know a school counselor you would like to nominate, please do so!
Our Professional Development Committee has been working tirelessly over the last several months to put on another excellent conference. “Growth & Change; The Power of Positive Relationships” brought us fantastic keynote speakers Kirsten Perry (former ASCA School Counselor of the Year) and Bryan Pearlman, Ed.D.
If you are interested in joining a committee or getting more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.