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  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:09 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Recently, ISCA leaders Larissa Zelisko-Director of Counseling & Dr. Vince Walsh-Rock-Executive Director met in person for an in depth conversation about the concerns ISCA had received regarding the decision to recognize Rep Mazzochi as the ISCA Legislator of the Year. Rep. Mazzochi was nominated and received this award due to her leadership in writing HB 1719, which was signed by Governor Pritzker and became law PA 102-197 in July, 2021. The law amends the School Code, the Seizure Smart School Act, the College and Career Success for All Students Act, the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, the Sex Offender Community Notification Law, and the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act to replace the terms "school guidance counselor" and "guidance counselor" with the term "school counselor". This significant piece of legislation is essential for Illinois school counselors as it provides the opportunity to advocate for their appropriate responsibilities as determined by the American School Counselor Association. In the meeting, Rep. Mazzochi shared that ""she supports school counselors and the valuable work they do for students needing assistance." Additional dialogue included the opportunity to clarify best practices for Social and Emotional Learning and school counselor professional ethics.


  • Saturday, June 04, 2022 8:42 AM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    ISCA Executive Director Dr. Vince Walsh-Rock contributed to this story. Click here to listen or read the story. 

  • Monday, May 02, 2022 11:59 AM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the ISCA Student Scholarship Recipients and their inspiring school counselors! One recipient was selected from each of the 7 ISCA Regions. ISCA received over 850 scholarship applications.

    Region 1: Diana Ayala 
    Counselor: Diana Mondrag√≥n - Dundee Crown High School

    Region 2: Rachael Bennett
    Counselor: Dave Baisden - Fulton High School

    Region 3: Shreya Arikati
    Counselor: Jessica Sampson - Glenwood High School

    Region 4: Jayden Brown
    Counselor: Courtney Lillard - Danville High School

    Region 5: Megan Houberg
    Counselor: Karen Olsen - Collinsville High School

    Region 6: Alexis Davis
    Counselor: Janelle Oxford - Robinson High School

    Region 7: Yashara Cartman
    Counselor: Jessica Mulder - Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep


  • Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:20 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    The Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) recognizes schools committed to delivering a top-notch, data-informed school counseling program.

    A.N. Pritzker School (Re-RAMP)
    Chicago, IL

    Crystal Lake South High School (Re-RAMP)
    Crystal Lake, IL

    Dr. Martin Luther King Academy of Social Justice
    Chicago, IL

    Rich Township High School
    Matteson, IL

    Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center (Re-RAMP)
    Chicago, IL

    Wendell Phillips Academy High School (Re-RAMP)
    Chicago, IL

    West Park STEAM Academy
    Chicago, IL

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022 12:20 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    The 7 ISCA Student Scholarship Winners (one from each Region) will be annouced on May 1st or earlier. 

  • Monday, February 14, 2022 11:43 AM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Illinois School Counseling Leaders
    WTTW - Feb. 13th with
    Brandis Freidman-Host of Chicago Tonight: Black Voices

    Watch the full 7 minute segment "As Pandemic Takes Toll on Students's Mental Health, School Counselors Call for More Support"
    Click Here

    • Dr. Autumn Cabell
      Assistant Professor DePaul University

    • TaRael Kee
      ISCA President and Assistant Principal

    • Stephanie Miller-Henderson
      School Counselor and 
      Chair of ISCA Race & Equity Steering Committee


  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:21 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Take advantage of this opportunity to transform your school counseling practice and your school. This 3 day intensive Professional Development experience will build your Race and Equity skillset. 
    $100 for Graduate students
    $200 for ISCA Members
    $300 for ISCA Non-Members

    Publicity flier REC - Feb 2022.pdf

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:37 AM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Read this important article written by Dr. Autumn Cabell-ISCA member and DePaul University Counselor Educator. Use this article to advocate for more school counselors! 

    Students face mental health crisis. But schools aren't ready to help_.pdf

  • Saturday, January 08, 2022 4:22 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    There is a school counseling position open that supports two middle schools Eisenhower and West in Rockford, IL . I have attached the position description. Please let me know if I should send it out to someone else.Online Employment Application _ Open Positions.pdf

  • Saturday, January 08, 2022 1:15 PM | Vince Walsh-Rock (Administrator)

    Do you know have a school counselor needing to be recognized for their amazing work? How about a school administrator or community member that consistently champions and supports the work of school counselors?

    Nominate someone today! Click here for the application

    Click here for information about ISCA Awards and Past Winners

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