Oregon School Counselor Association, Inc
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Announcing New OSCA Board Positions

Please join me in welcoming our new OSCA Board Members and those serving in new positions!
  • Laureen Held-President-Elect
  • Eric Strid-Treasurer
  • Kimberly Ross-Membership Chair
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  • 28 Nov 2018 7:39 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Roberto Aguilar, a 2019 school counselor of the year finalist. Roberto is a school counselor at Milwaukie High School in Milwaukie, Oregon!

    Click Here to read Roberto's press release:


  • 04 Dec 2015 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    At our annual conference in October, our Past-President Michelle Jensen was pleased to announce this year's winner of the Oregon School Counselor of the Year award.  Congratulations to Holly Thompson! We look forward to you representing Oregon in the national competition.  

  • 16 Mar 2015 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to our two Don Perkins Grant Winners:
    *Jennifer Mays at Hamlin Middle School in Springfield is purchasing "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" books as a resource for her school.  It's part of a school-wide effort to teach mindset lessons to students and parents. 
    *Jill Baker at South Albany High School is using the grant money to get trained in the safeTALK curriculum and will be a trainer for students, school staff, school counselors, and other mental health professionals.
    Great job Jennifer and Jill! Keep up the great work you are doing =)

  • 27 Oct 2014 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    2014-15 Oregon School Counselor of the Year has been announced.  Thank you, Marinda, for representing our profession well! http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2014/10/at_fern_hill_elementary_the_st.html 

  • 20 May 2014 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to have new professional school counselors joining the OSCA governing board.  Beginning July 1st, 2014 the following elected board member will begin their term as the following: President-Elect-Katie Loewen, Middle School VP-Holly Thompson, Treasurer- Debi Meier and High School VP-Melissa Corwin .  Congratulations and welcome!

  • 05 Mar 2014 1:11 PM | Anonymous
    OSCA board elections are coming soon!  There are several positions open for election including: High School VP, Middle School VP, Treasurer, and President Elect. 

    If you, or a fabulous school counselor you know, are interested or have questions about a position, contact Michelle Jensen (presidentelect@oscainc.org) before March 25th. 

    Please send Michelle a statement of interest for inclusion in the upcoming elections.  Remember, you must be a Professional Member of OSCA to run for a position. See below for more information about the open positions. 


    Open Positions: High School VP and Middle School VP

    Term of Service will be from July 1st, 2014- June 30th, 2016

    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 term of office for the school level Vice Presidents shall be two years.  A person elected to a position of Vice President shall be employed as a counselor in the work setting to be represented. 


    Open Position: President Elect

    Term of Service will be from July 1st 2014 – June 30th 2017

    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. Nominee's for President Elect must also be members of ASCA. 


    Open Position: Treasurer

    Term of Service will be from July 1st 2014 – June 30th, 2016

    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. The term of this office is two years.


    ***All elected officers are to attend all OSCA Governing Board Meetings, all Executive Board and Finance Meetings, the Leadership Retreat, and the Annual Conference.  Each board member will write and carry out a plan of action and carry out other duties as assigned by the President. ***

  • 03 Mar 2014 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    OSCA would like to congratulate Rene Manly for receiving the Don Perkins Grant award for the Spring 2014.  Rene is an elementary school counselor. Her project is called ‘My Future Life’. She requested grant money to take approximately 60 fifth grade students to Western Oregon University. This is the capstone experience to the five lesson unit on career and college awareness that she called ‘My Future Life’.  Rene works in a Title 1 elementary school where more than ninety percent of the students are below the poverty line and more than sixty-five percent are Second Language Learners.  Many of the students have limited awareness of a college or university setting. Rene hopes this experience will help students see a wide variety of possibilities for their future, and connect their actions today to their future opportunities.  We are OSCA congratulate Rene and wish her and her students an exciting field trip!!

  • 03 Mar 2014 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    OSCA would like to congratulate Jem K. Rojo. She is currently a graduate student at Lewis and Clark College.  Bill Layton wrote that Jem has the ‘ability to provide leadership both at her internship site and with her peers.’  She has co-authored a needs assessment with her mentor for the middle school students she works with at Whitford Middle School in Beaverton.  She also is working hard to tackle the bullying problem that has recently surface in the school.  She is an advocate for those students she works with. We at OSCA congratulate her and welcome her to the ranks of School Counselors

  • 29 Jan 2014 6:45 PM | Anonymous
    How is your program being honored?  Check out ASCA's website for resources and ideas on how to promote your program!

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