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Join one of our committees!

Membership and Communications Committee 

The Communications and Membership Committee works to support our members in the most efficient way we can from newsletters communicating our current PD, delivering an updated website with resources and events, to surveying our members to ensure that we are bringing school counselors in Maine the resources that they are looking for!  This committee does a lot of behind the scenes organizing and collaborates mostly through email!  We are always focusing on growing the membership of MESCA and in addition we are currently focusing on developing our new website and ensuring that there is a bi-monthly MESCA newsletter! If you are interested in joining this committee! Please email Kristin Tlili

Professional Development and Social Media Committee 

The Professional Development / Social Media Committee strives to provide relevant and current resources for School Counselors across the state and using multiple social media platforms in order to engage, connect and support School Counselors in Maine.  The goal of this committee is to support you as professionals so that you may navigate and enhance your programs to support all students, staff and families.  We are always looking for fresh, engaging ideas for social media as well as ideas for programming and professional development needs.  If you are interested or have ideas, please do not hesitate to contact Meg Swanson

Conference Planning Committee

The conference committee recommends pre-conference and Keynote speakers and reviews proposals submitted for conference workshops. Each break-out session proposal is considered and the very best are selected- ensuring all levels of school counseling are represented during the annual conference.  We also connect and build relationships with wonderful vendors.  The conference committee will coordinate the Graduate Student - in conjunction with our MESCA Co-Chairs where School Counseling Graduate Students can volunteer to participate at the annual conference.  Yes!! we need your expertise on this committee. There is a place at our conference planning table for you!! Join us!! 

Contact us at conference@maineschoolcounselor.org

Awards Committee

The MESCA Awards Committee helps to recognize the great work school counselors are doing throughout the state of Maine. This committee is responsible for the nominations and celebrating Maine School Counselor of the Year (SCOY), Lifetime Achievement Award, and Administrator of the year. We also annually award two scholarships for future school counselors. If you would like to join, suggest future recognitions, or have questions please reach out to the committee chair, Jackie Chaplin

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee works to empower all Maine school counselors to develop and advocate for equitable, inclusive, and anti-bias policies and practices in education and school counseling.  

We aim to: 

1) increase equitable and inclusive practices within our organization, 

2) increase awareness of bias and inequities which impact school counseling ethics, our students, and our MESCA members, 

3) provide relevant resources and opportunities for personal and professional development. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to the committee chair, Anne Baltren

Maine School Counselor Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 92 Biddeford, Maine 04005

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