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The Montana School Counselor Association is a division of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and represents approximately 500 Montana professional school counselors.

The mission of the Montana School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in professional school counseling in Montana.

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Join now and experience the many benefits of membership.  Join as a professional, student, supporting, affiliate, or retired member.  We are stronger together!

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MSCA Virtual Conference - Now Open!

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Message from Board Chair: Jessica Buboltz 

Hello Montana School Counselors!

I hope you’re staying healthy and practicing self care as we dive into winter. The MSCA Board is busy planning the Spring Conference along with other upcoming professional development opportunities. Even though we won’t be meeting in person, we are excited to be partnering with ASCA to provide a quality virtual conference experience. We will be rolling out more information about the conference shortly. 

School Counselor of the Year and Advocate of the year nominations are open! If you are working with or know of an amazing School Counselor or School Counselor advocate, please consider a nomination. Check out the MSCA Awards link for more information and nomination forms. SCOY and AOY will be awarded at our Spring Membership Zoom meeting. 

We are also taking nominations and self-nominations for the MSCA Board. Board members are on a three-year term and we run an election for three open Board positions every year. The Board Nomination form can be found on the Board of Director page of the website. If you have any questions about Board work or interest in MSCA committee work, please contact Beth Terzo at beth@mtschoolcounselor.org


Jessica Buboltz

MSCA Board Chair 


Meet Your New Board Members!

Name: Alicia Godfrey Kailey Mayo Dr. Rebecca Koltz
Position: School Counselor School Counselor Counselor Educator
School: Roundup Ele.
Roundup, MT
Clinton School (K-8)
Clinton, MT
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Years of Experience: 13 10 15
Favorite Aspect of the Job:

Although I love almost every aspect of school counseling, I do have a favorite. I love being able to work with children from all grades K-6. I get to see their progress through the years and maintain relationships that last way beyond the seven years in my building.

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Relationships. I have the unique opportunity to build relationships with my students from their first day in kindergarten until I give them a hug at their 8th grade graduation. I literally grow with them, and that time is invaluable. My end goal, everyday, is that my students leave school knowing they are loved, valued, honored, and important. Getting to know my students on such a personal level, being allowed into their lives, and having the opportunity to see into their world is truly an honor for me.

Read more about Kailey!

My favorite part of being a professor training counselors is watching the growth and development that happens in such a short period of time. As a counselor it is similar. I enjoy working with children and families (and, couples) on all issues related to family life and connection. It is rewarding to see what happens when you help people start communicating more effectively.

Read more about Rebecca!