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Please stay tuned for details about MESCA’s next annual conference in November 2019.


Interested in becoming a presenter at the next MESCA conference? Provide us details of your breakout session. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.

Become a MESCA Conference Sponsor! Learn more about being a sponsor or exhibitor at our next conference.

In the meantime, check out MESCA’s Mini-Workshops which offer professional development sessions on a variety of topics at locations throughout the state.

2018 MESCA Conference

“Be the Buoy: Keeping Students Afloat with Data”

Keynote Speakers:

Danielle Duarte
Terri Tchorzynski

Friday, November 30, 2018
7:30 AM – 4 PM

Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, ME

Cost: $190

Registration fee includes annual membership dues.
No refunds on conference registrations after November 2.

Conference Schedule

Powerful Presenters

Come hear from top-notch counselors and experts in the field. Breakout sessions and dynamic keynote presentations will focus on this year’s theme: “Be the Buoy: Keeping Students Afloat with Data.”

Keynote Speakers


Danielle Duarte is passionate about supporting students’ academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development while using data to show the positive impact of school counselors. She is currently a doctoral student in the Education Leadership Program at Harvard University and co-author of the book, Hatching Results for Elementary School Counseling: Implementing Core Curriculum and Other Tier One Activities.


Formerly a school counselor, counseling grant project director, adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, and Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results, Danielle continues to train counselors and administrators in developing comprehensive, data-driven school counseling programs. Danielle was featured in San Diego Magazine’s “17 Big Ideas for 2017: Let’s Implement More School Counseling Programs” and earned Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status in her previous district.

Additionally, Danielle served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Counselors where she was formerly President and was also involved in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, attending all national convenings and participating in California’s Reach Higher Team. Danielle is an AVID Staff Developer, frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and author of multiple articles.

Danielle Duarte
Terri Tchorzynski was named the 2017 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA).


As the school counselor at the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, she was part of a team that helped 75 percent of seniors complete a resume, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a college application, and a formal interview. In 2016, her work also earned the CACC counseling department the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Excellence in Practice Award for the Career and College Readiness Initiative.

Terri Tchorzynski



MESCA Mini-Workshops offer a range of professional development sessions on timely topics at locations throughout the state.

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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


Are you currently enrolled in a Master’s level Counselor Education degree program at Husson University or the University of Southern Maine? Then you may be eligible for a $300 scholarship.

Apply for a Scholarship


Conferences, professional development opportunities, and more.

Reach Higher Maine Webinar

August 23, 2019

Learn more

MESCA Annual Conference

November 2019

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2018 MESCA Conference Sponsors

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.