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.
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. There were 50 nominations submitted, 15 semi-finalists and 5 finalists.
LSSSCA is proud to announce this year’s Lone Star State School Counselor of the Year is Nwakaego Edordu, from Billy E. Dade Middle School from the Dallas Independent School District. Nwakaego will represent the Lone Star State at the national school counselor of the year events managed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in Spring of 2019. Congratulations Nwakaego!!
Annette Monsivais-Socorro ISD
Stephanie Lerner-Del Valle ISD
Chansi Shope-Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Julia Brown Lea-Mansfield ISD
Media - School Counselors in the News
2017 LSSSCA TEXAS School Counselor of the Year - Cristina Nunez
LSSSCA is proud to announce Cristina Nunez as the 2017 Texas School Counselor of the Year. She was selected from the top five (5) finalists based on several criteria including school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy skills and contributions to student advancement.
The Top Four LSSSCA SCOY Finalists
Dr. Summer Martin
Keller High School
Billy E. Dade Middle School
James P. Butler Elementary
Maria Angelica Morales
Here are some of the Lone Star State Award Winners. For a complete listing, please go to the LSSSCA Awards page.
LSSSCA sharing our mission and vision with Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education.