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About MESCA

Our Mission

The mission of the Maine School Counselor Association (MESCA) is to represent school counselors by promoting professionalism and ethical practices outlined by the ASCA National Model.

MESCA Shared Vision 2019-2020

Lead through Advocacy, Collaboration, and Innovation.

View the MESCA Shared Vision document

Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model

MESCA advocates for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in every Maine school.

Read the Maine Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model.

Meeting Dates

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!

View list of Officers and Board Members

Committee Info

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 maineschoolcounselor@gmail.com!

NOMINATE A COUNSELOR

Who deserves to be the next Maine School Counselor of the Year? Recognize someone who is doing an outstanding job in a K-12 school in the State of Maine.

Submit a Nomination

COUNSELOR SPOTLIGHT

Each month we are showcasing a Maine school counselor. If you or someone you know should be in our showcase, please fill out the form below.

Submit a Counselor

SAVE THE DATE

Conferences, professional development opportunities, and more.

MESCA Annual Conference

October 30, 2020

Learn more

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.

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