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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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Conference

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Spring Conference 2020

April 2 & 3, 2020
Bozeman, MT 
Best Western GranTree Inn 


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Message from Board Chair: Jessica Buboltz

Hello MSCA Members. I’m very excited to be stepping into the position as the MSCA Board Chair. I joined the MSCA Board three years ago. During this time, I have enjoyed advocating for Montana School Counselors while working with some of the most passionate people I’ve met. 

 

Over the last year, the Montana School Counselor Association has researched and initiated a change to a Policy Governance Model. As we’ve moved forward, we’ve hired an Executive Director, Kindle Lewis, we are working to update MSCA governance documents, and in October, our Executive Board will transition into a Board of Directors.  While we will be moving away from having specific grade level Vice Presidents, we will still strive for diversity on the board and hope to have representation from all grade levels as well as representation from across the state. 

 

I am passionate about member engagement and we are looking forward to offering more opportunities for MSCA members to be involved. We are expanding our committees and looking for members to join. In April, we will hold elections for the BOD. If you’ve thought about getting involved at the state level, now is a great time to hop on board! If you have questions or are interested in being involved, please email me at jbuboltzmsca@gmail.com

 

Our MSCA Annual Conference will be back in Belgrade on April 2-3, 2019. This year’s theme is The Power of Connection and we are excited to have Carolyn Stone as our Keynote Speaker. We look forward to bringing quality professional development and reconnecting with you all. We hope to see you in April, and if you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us. 

 

Jessica Buboltz

MSCA Board Chair 


 

Member Spotlight: Andrea Bermingham


Name:
Andrea Bermingham

 

Position: Elementary School Counselor
 

School: Belgrade Elementary Schools; Saddle Peak, Ridge View, Heck-Quaw
 

Experience: 6th year as a school counselor in Belgrade
 

Where you attended graduate school: Montana State University


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