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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.



Meet Our Newly Elected Board Members!

    


2020-2021 LONE STAR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Lone Star State School Counselor Association is proud to honor exemplary individuals and programs through various professional recognition awards. The Lone Star Awards recognize the best of the best--school counseling programs which are running outstanding comprehensive school counseling programs at the elementary, middle, and secondary level.


Bronze Award Winners – Silver Bound

Back Elementary School- Garland ISD
Bliss Elementary School- El Paso ISD

Cactus Trails Elementary- Socorro ISD

Canyon Vista Middle School- Round Rock ISD

Cedar Ridge High School- Round Rock ISD

Jane A Hambric School- Socorro ISD

Lyndon B. Johnson Disciplinary Alternative Education Program- Grand Prairie ISD

Montwood Middle School- Socorro ISD

Morehead Middle School- El Paso ISD

Noel Grisham Middle School- Round Rock ISD

Sgt. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary- Socorro ISD

Sam Houston Middle School- Irving ISD

Spicewood Elementary School- Round Rock ISD


Silver Awards Winners – Gold Bound

Bette Perot Elementary School- Keller ISD

Caney Creek High School- Conroe ISD

Colleyville Heritage High School- Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School- Socorro ISD

Indian Ridge Middle School- Ysleta ISD

O'Shea Keleher Elementary School- Socorro ISD

Sierra Vista Elementary School- Socorro ISD

Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School- Grand Prairie ISD


Gold Award Winners – RAMP Bound

DATA at Adams Middle School- Grand Prairie ISD

Lujan-Chavez Elementary School- Socorro ISD

Escontrias Elementary School- Socorro ISD



LSSSCA Announces 2020 Texas School Counselor of the Year!


Rhonda Ramirez Named 2020 Texas School Counselor of the Year

by the Lone Star State School Counselor Association

Rhonda Ramirez, a Lead School Counselor at Naaman Forest High School, in Garland, Texas, has been named the 2020 Texas School Counselor of the Year by the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA).

She is the fourth person to receive the award from the association.  Rhonda, is a graduate of Baylor University has been a school counselor for 14 years and has been at Naaman Forest High School for eight 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.

The top four finalists are:

Pamela Andrews-Keller ISD

Oliva Tarkington-Garland ISD 

Ana Travis-Frisco ISD

Cara Yeates-Frisco ISD

Ramirez and the top four finalists will be honored at the Annual Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, November 8-10, 2020. 

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. 


TEA Updates/ Resources:


TEA Trauma-Informed Series

TEA Trauma-Informed Training Series

THANK YOU for those who were able to join our first LUNCH and LEAD with Stephanie Lerner from TEA! *Her presentation and Zoom recording can be found here*:

2019 Conference Presentations

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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