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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: $140 (until November 1)

On November 2, cost of registration increases to $190.
Registration fee includes annual membership dues.

Join your peers for a full day of learning, inspiration, and networking!

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

Share Your Skills

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Support Our Effort

Help MESCA present a phenomenal experience for our members and colleagues.

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.

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GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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SAVE THE DATE

Conferences, professional development opportunities, and more.

ASCA Annual Conference

July 14-17, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

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MESCA Annual Conference

November 30, 2018
Portland, ME

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2017 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.

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