Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc
Promoting Excellence in Professional School Counseling Since 1967

Welcome to the Oregon School Counselor Association Website

The 2016 OSCA Conference will be October 14th 2016! REGISTER NOW!!

Click HERE for more information about

the Conference and to submit presentation proposals. We will be taking presentation proposals until August 15th 2016.

Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members!!!!!! These newly elected positions will take effect in July 1st 2016. We are still looking for individuals who might be interested in being involved with OSCA via Chair positions and in conference planning. If you are still interested in being involved with the OSCA Board send an email detailing your interest to presidentelect@oscainc.orgJ

Newly Elected President Elect: Emily Sallee from Holcomb Elementary School in Oregon City School District! Welcome Emily! Emily has served the board in the past as the elementary VP and we are so excited to have her back!!

Newly Elected High School Vice President: Cara Benny from Grant High School in Portland Public School District!! This will be Cara’s first time with the board and her second year in Portland Public Schools, welcome Cara!

Newly Elected Middle School Vice President: Laureen Held from Lent School in Portland Public School District. Laureen has worked with middle school students for 7 years and will be a first time Board Member, welcome Laureen!!

Communications Chair: We have a new communications chair as well that will be announced after the next board meeting!

Congratulations and welcome to all our new board members!

~Holly Thompson

President Elect

Our advocacy team has been hard at work! 

Checkout the letter submitted to the Senate Bill 418 Taskforce by our own President Elect Holly Thompson and Advocacy Chair Dr. Gene Eakin. 

Click here to read it

Recent Awards

Don Perkins Professional Development Grants

Congratulations to our 2016 Grant Recipients: 

Diane Hower- Madras School District

Diane created a dream list of literature to use in her school counseling program.  This supports her school district goals to supplement literature to address the diverse needs of her students with strong literature based programs. 

Holly Thompson-  Rowe Middle School

Holly will be purchasing used chrome books to create a counseling department technology lab for students to access CIS Jr. in her school wide program.  They are expanding their College and Career Domains and activities to include CIS Jr. exploration with all students as well as targeted support for students lacking resources such as technology. Rowe Middle School has the goal to focus on school wide AVID implementation strategies and teaching all students about college and career readiness. 

The Ethical Importance of Becoming a Member of OSCA, 
A Letter from Dr. Carolyn Stone 

Thank you to all our attendees, presenters, keynote speakers, and volunteers for a great 2015 conference! We hope you enjoyed your time at Chemeketa Eola Hills.

Our Mission

The mission of the Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc. is to promote excellence in professional school counseling.

To achieve this mission, school counselors organize programs which enable all students to achieve success in school and to become contributing members of society.

Our Vision

The Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc. is the foundation that expands the image and influence of professional school counselors. 

The Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc. empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community, and the world.

The Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc. is a chartered member of the American School Counselor Association.

Resource Disclaimer Statement

The listing of an organization, a facility, or any other resource with the Oregon School Counselor Association (OSCA) is intended to be for convenience and informational purposes only. By listing an organization, a facility, or any other resource with the Oregon School Counselor Association (OSCA) does not represent or warrant the adequacy or competence of such organization, facility, or resource. OSCA has listed such resources based on the representations or statements of such organization, facility, or said resource. OSCA makes no promises, representations, or warranties that such organizations, facilities, or resource provides the services or information specified, or that members accessing these resources will achieve the desired outcome from such services. Should an individual choose to obtain information or receive services from one of the resources listed, the Oregon School Counselor Association (OSCA) is not responsible in any way whatsoever for the results received, accomplished or not accomplished by receiving, or not receiving, such services.

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