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

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Call for Board Members!

It's that time of year where we are looking for new outstanding people to join the OSCA Governing Board. We have the following positions available and will be accepting letters of interest for these openings until April 30th 2016. If you are interested in applying for a board position, please send your letters of interest to presidentelect@oscainc.org including your name, your school and why you are interested in joining the OSCA board.


High School Vice President

Term: Two years, July 1st 2016-July 1st 2018

Job Description from the bylaws: The Vice Presidents of OSCA shall be responsible specifically for generating interest and activities within their respective grade level and shall assume other duties as assigned by the President. The High School VP will join in on regular board meetings, will help with conference planning and outreach specific to their respective grade levels.

To Apply please send a statement of why you would like to apply for this position to preseidentelect@osca.org by May 1st. This is a voted position.

Middle School Vice President

Term: Two years, July 1st 2016-July 1st 2018

Job Description from the bylaws: The Vice Presidents of OSCA shall be responsible specifically for generating interest and activities within their respective grade level and shall assume other duties as assigned by the President. The Middle School VP will join in on regular board meetings, will help with conference planning and outreach specific to their respective grade levels.

To Apply please send a statement of why you would like to apply for this position to preseidentelect@osca.org by May 1st. This is a voted position.

President Elect

Term: Three years, July 1st 2016-July 1st 2019

Job Description from the bylaws: The President-Elect, in the absence of the President, shall assume duties and responsibilities of the President.

The President-Elect shall chair the Nominations and Elections Committee and shall be responsible for the preparation of the ballots.

Duties/responsibilities:

  • Attend all board meetings.
  • Support the current president in all aspects of board operations.
  • Attend executive travel opportunities when available and appropriate.
  • Attend yearly conference.

Committees:

  • Conference Committee
  • Finance Committee

Treasurer

Term: Two years, July 1st 2016-July 1st 2018

Job Description from the bylaws: The Treasurer, or the Treasurer’s designee, shall receive all money payable to OSCA and shall disburse such funds as Executive Committee and Governing Boards may direct. The Treasurer will chair the OSCA Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall file a proposed annual budget for the upcoming year by May 31st.

  • Duties/responsibilities:
  • Receive all board related money
  • Manage the annual budget.
  • File for non-profit status by June 31 each year.
  • Coordinate with bank, accountant, credit cards, etc.

Committees:

  • Chair Finance Committee
  • Conference Committee (as an advisor to the conference committee financial appointee).
  • Membership Committee (to assure that membership dues are being incorporated
  • correctly into the budget)

Conference Chair

Term: Two Years

Job Description: Lead the annual planning of the OSCA conference including organizing bid for conference planner, assist with location selection, help plan and organize keynote and other speakers. Work together with the conference committee to ensure successful conference outreach and marketing and report back to the board with conference planning updates regularly.




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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