In an effort to introduce the ASCA National Model to school counselors, school counseling directors, and administrators in Northern Virginia, two school counseling summits were held.
The Virginia school counseling specialist spoke to school counseling directors about "The State of School Counseling in Virginia.
The School Counseling Leadership Team continues to meet on a regular basis responding to local, regional, and state-level counseling issues.
Closing the achievement gap and helping all students be successful in the academic, personal/social, and career domains are the main reasons that school counseling leadership is needed.
The benefits of participating in a School Counseling Leadership Team are numerous.
The increased communication within the team has benefited counselor education programs, especially pertaining to pre-service training of school counseling students.
Counselor educators have been asked to provide in-service training to practicing professional school counselors, while district supervisors of school counseling programs have included school counseling students in district training workshops and job fairs.
Another benefit is the opportunity for the members of such teams to make significant contributions to the school counseling profession.