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The mission of WSCA is to advance the profession of school counseling in preschool through post-secondary in order to maximize the academic performance, career planning, and personal/social growth of every student.
  • Advocacy Committee
Welcome to WSCA Advocacy.  We are always looking to have new members on the team as we connect legislatively and with key governmental agencies in the state to build the profession of school counseling and advocate for all students.
Continuing to move forward, we are looking at the “Day on the Hill” Pre-conference again this year.  


2nd Annual "Day On The Hill"
WSCA:  Continuing to Build our Legislative Momentum

“My goal as Chair is to increase members’ participation in state and local governments in order to advocate for the students in our state and the profession of school counseling.”

Past Chair: Gary Campbell

If you were not part of last year’s “Day on the Hill” (DOH), come join us!  Over 30 colleagues and graduate students took advantage of being in Madison for the annual WSCA conference and visited their legislators.  Now is your chance to connect with policy makers about the school counseling profession in Wisconsin and to be an advocate for the profession.  It all starts at the Monona Terrace where we will discuss the concerns, triumphs and issues affecting our profession.  Together we will plan and then practice how to effectively address these topics with our lawmakers.  From there we will head to the capitol!  You will then meet with your lawmakers to educate, collaborate and communicate about school counseling in Wisconsin.   Appointments will be made, so when registering we will ask for the name of your State Senator and State Representative from the district in which you vote.  Legislators want to hear from their constituents.  Last year’s DOH brought success in helping to inform and introduce lawmakers to our profession.  WSCA needs “you” to continue the momentum from last year and continue to build legislative partnerships in Madison.  Please join us in this rewarding, exciting and fulfilling “free” pre-conference.  (Suggested information for participants to bring: copies of letters and other accolades from students, parents, teachers and administrators, completed SPARK-W, examples of current student successes, concerns and issues.)      



Government Relations Chair
Nate Rice
Nathan Hale High School
11601 W Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53227




Carri Hale
Verona Area High School
300 Richard St
Verona, WI 53593

Mary Nilsestuen
Arcadia Schools
358 E River St
Arcadia, WI  54612
608-323-7500 ext 2116




Make your plans to attend the 2015 WSCA Annual Conference to be held February 17-19, 2015 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI


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