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Welcome to the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA). Our goal is to provide services and resources to meet the needs of school counselors across our great state of Texas. We are the chartered state division of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in Texas.


LSSSCA Board Elections: October 22-November 5

The Lone Star State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce the LSSSCA Board nominees for the 2020-2021 school year!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES HERE

2019 LSSSCA Texas School Counselor of the Year is a finalist for ASCA counselor of the year!


The Lone Star State School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year program honors the best of the best in Texas -- school counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level.  This year’s school counselor of the year candidates completed an extensive application process and were judged by a panel of counseling professionals on multiple criteria, including school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills, and contributions to student achievement.  

Amanda Bustamante, a school counselor at Hurshel Antwine Elementary School, in El Paso, Texas, has been named the 2019 Texas School Counselor of the Year by the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA).

She is the 3rd person to receive the award from the association.  Amanda, is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, has been a school counselor for 5 years and has been at Hurshel Antwine Elementary School for 3 years. The School Counselor of the Year award honors professionals who devote their careers to advocating for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness needs.

Four finalists were selected for School Counselor of the Year based on their ability to create systemic change within the profession through significant leadership, collaboration and advocacy. All four finalists achieved increased student success through their comprehensive school counseling programs. 

Bustamante and the top four finalists will be honored at the 3rd Annual Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, November 3-5. 

2019 Top Four Finalists - LSSSCA Texas SCOY

Brandy Beasley-Round Rock ISD

Jennifer Cowen-Keller ISD

Abbie Harriman- Keller ISD

Christine Vick-Round Rock ISD

2019-2020 LONE STAR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Bronze Award Winners – Silver Bound

Adams Middle School – Grand Prairie ISD

Bette Perot Elementary School – Keller ISD

Caney Creek High School – Conroe ISD

Chisholm Trail Intermediate – Keller ISD

Cielo Vista Elementary School – El Paso ISD

Cornerstone Elementary School – Ft. Bend ISD

Dolphin Terrace Elementary School – Ysleta ISD

Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School – Socorro ISD

Grand Prairie High School – Grand Prairie ISD

Indian Ridge Middle School – Ysleta ISD

Jose H. Damian Elementary School – Canutillo ISD

Mesita Elementary School – El Paso ISD

O’Shea Keleher Elementary School – Socorro ISD

Ramona Elementary School – Ysleta ISD

Richardson High School – Richardson ISD

Scotsdale Elementary School – Ysleta ISD

Sierra Vista Elementary School – Socorro ISD

Solar Preparatory for Girls – Dallas ISD

Young Men’s Leadership Academy – Grand Prairie ISD

Silver Awards Winners – Gold Bound

Escontrias Elementary School – Socorro ISD

Keller Middle School – Keller ISD

Pearson Ranch Middle School – Round Rock ISD

Gold Award Winners – RAMP Bound

Eagle Ridge Elementary School - Keller ISD

Jackson Middle School – Grand Prairie ISD

Lake Highlands High School - Richardson ISD

Purple Heart Elementary School – Socorro ISD

Rockwall High School - Rockwall ISD


Joining LSSSCA

As a member of the Lone Star State School Counselor Association, you will benefit from research, evidence-based practices, professional development and networking opportunities on the state and national level.

How to become a member:  

Fill out the electronic form and pay through Paypal or download the application and send it to:

Lone Star State School Counselor Association

P.O. Box 485

Needville, Texas 77461

Include a check for $30.00

Kathryn Everest Advocacy Award


Lone State Award Winners

Here are some of the Lone Star State Award Winners. For a complete listing, please go to the LSSSCA Awards page.

Advocacy

LSSSCA sharing our mission and vision with Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education.

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