Serving Maine School Counselors K-12

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2018 MESCA Conference

“Be the Buoy: Keeping Students Afloat with Data”

Keynote Speakers:

Trish Hatch, Ph.D
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

Trish Hatch, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of “The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession” and the co-author of “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs.”

A winner of the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement Award from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), she was invited by the White House to coordinate First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher campaign to promote access to higher education. Dr. Hatch currently serves as the director of the school counseling graduate program and the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership at San Diego State University.

Dr. Trish Hatch
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

Drop some knowledge! Lead a breakout session at the conference.

Support Our Effort

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


Who deserves to be the next Maine School Counselor of the Year? Nominate someone 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.

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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

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