MSCA Committees

Want to be more involved? MSCA Professional, Retired, and Student members are welcome to share their talents, insight and passion for school counseling in MT by joining one of our Committees. 


Current Montana School Counselor Association Committees:

Advocacy Committee - *Now accepting members
Committee Chair - Ellen Ryter
Keep stakeholders updated on current issues impacting the School Counseling profession, including legislative or state policy changes. Coordinate efforts to have representation and presentations at various stakeholder groups.

Bylaws & Policies Committee
Committee Chair - Jessica Buboltz
Review the Bylaws and Policies and Procedures of the Association annually and make recommendations concerning revisions to the Board of Directors. Monitor organizational compliance with these documents.

Ethics & Equity Committee - *Now accepting members
Committee Chair - Coming in October! 
Serve as a support to the Board and Membership in the interpretation of the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors and state specific policies regarding ethics and equity. Serve in the role as both a leader and consultant regarding the application of the standards and ethical and equitable practice for professional school counselors. Stay current on National and State specific equity issues pertaining to students' culture as it applies to ethical practice.

Finance Committee
Committee Chair - Jessica Buboltz
Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement Financial Policies and oversee fiscal management for the organization.

Legacy Committee
Commitee Chair - Renee' Schoening
Previous board members who provide consultation to Executive Director, Board, and members on critical issues that arise. Serve as historians for the Association.

Marketing & Technology Committee - *Now accepting members
Committee Chair - Lee Starck
Provide recommendations for content and resources for website, publications, newsletters, press releases and social media. Manage and develop content for MSCA social media accounts.

Membership Development & Support Committee - *Now accepting members
Commitee Chair - Kara Berg Morgan
Promote MSCA membership and provide direction to support member initiatives including recruitment, retention and engagement.

Nominations & Elections Commitee
Committee Chair - Beth Terzo
Manage the Nomination and Election process for the organization according to the Policies and Procedures of MSCA.

Professional Development Committee - *Now accepting members
Committee Chair - Katy Thomas
Plan and coordinate training for the membership and school counselors in the State of Montana. This committee can include subcommittees addressing: Spring Conference, on-line and in-person tranings, the School Counseling track for MFPE Educator's conference, School Counseling track of MBI, and other relevant professional development.