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The Colorado School Counselor Association represents school counselors at all levels in Colorado. Its purpose is to serve its members and the public through programs that advance guidance and counseling in all school work settings: elementary, middle/junior high, high school, and post-secondary.
CSCA serves over 1,500 school counselors in the state of Colorado.


 The First Lady Presents the School Counselor of Year Award



CSCA Board Members #ReachHigher

For more information on First Lady Michelle Obama's #ReachHigher Initiative click here!


Election Results

President Elect- Amy Prouty: Fort Morgan Alternative School (Ft. Morgan, CO). 

Post Secondary VP- Cheri Meder: Associate Professor, Adams State University (Alamosa, CO). 

Middle School VP- Lea List: The Classical Academy (Colorado Springs, CO.)

Region 1 Rep:  Keely Warren: Windsor High School (Windsor, CO)

Region 3 Rep:  Cristina Campos-Krumholtz: Minnequa Elementary School (Pueblo, CO). 

Region 5 Rep:  Sallie Kautter: Needham Elementary (Durango, CO). 

Region 7 Rep:  Linda Bostic: Peak to Peak Charter (Lafayette, CO). 

Region 9 Rep: Shauna Stockmar: Ralston Valley High School (Arvada, CO). 

Region 11 Rep:  Suzette Remy: Sagewood Middle School (Parker, CO). 



Please help us fill the following needs of Colorado School Counselor Association:

Co-Webmaster: Please contact Matthew or Ismael 

Open Board Member Positions: (see below) please contact the current board member in the respective position for more information. 


2015 Award Winners

School Counselor of the Year

Katrina Ruggles

Skoglund Middle School and Center High School

Center Consolidated Schools, 26JT, Center, CO.


School Counselor Advocate of the Year

Courtney Goertz

(Principal, North Middle School, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO.)


Misti Ruthven

(Director of Postsecondary Readiness, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO.)


2015 Superhero Award

Stacey Lestina

(Colorado Consulting, LLC)


Carla Mulkey Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Heckerson
Colorado State Universityi


Lance Huffman Award

Janelle Winders

(CSCA Confernce Chair 2011-Present) (North Middle School, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO.)

2016 Conference at The Antlers Hotel

The CSCA 2016 Conference will once again take place in Colorado Springs, CO. at the Antlers Hilton Hotel. 

Please take a moment to read their letter to our guests!


Colorado College and Career Readiness Standards

Fresh of the press is the newly approved Colorado College and Career Readiness Standards.

These standards were recently approved by the Colorado Department of Education, as well as the Colorado Community College System.

Please click here to view the standards.

2016 CSCA Conference

The 2016 CSCA Conference "Keep Calm and Counsel On" will take place November 9-11, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information click here

2016 Call for Proposals

We are excited to announce that the call for sessions proposals for the 2016 CSCA Conference: Keep Calm and Counsel On in Colorado Springs is now open. Colorado is lucky to have so many fabulous resources within our state and among our own Professional School Counselors. If you or someone you know would like to submit a session proposal for the upcoming November conference, please complete the form. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2016 and presenters will be notified by Early July. For questions please contact Samantha Haviland

Spring CSCA Newsletter for Members
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CSCA is introducing School2School, where school counselors will share their expertise in an area or domain with their colleagues through self-arranged, site visitations.

If you are interested in being a host site please click here for more information.

To register your site as a lost location please complete the following survey

Current host sites can be viewed here.

For additional support in setting up a site visit please contact one of our VPs.

Reach Higher Initiative

Colorado Ambassador
  • Would you like to be part of a convening of “Thought Leaders” on school counseling, postsecondary, career, and college readiness and business collaboration?
  • Would you like to hear what other states are doing in regards to career and college readiness?
  • Would you like to help others explore why Colorado is an amazing place to work and play?
The White House Reach Higher Initiative will be hosting a convening in Colorado Springs and needs your help as ambassadors for the work.
June 14th -16th, forty plus states will be traveling to Colorado Springs, Colorado to explore intersections between industry and education.  Approximately 400 people representing state teams of 10 and including representatives from industry, K-12 education, higher education and workforce among others, will be attending the White House Reach Higher event at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to accelerate state approaches to the preparation of students for life beyond high school.
Commitment to role of Ambassador
While on campus, and in visiting local school districts and workplace learning facilities, state teams will require assistance from volunteers to remove unnecessary distractions and tasks, and to support a productive and successful event.  
Volunteers will take on the title of Colorado Ambassador and will be assigned to a specific state team. Ambassadors will be expected to offer the following support as requested:
  • Provide information regarding the role of school counselors
  • Take notes during group meetings and discussions for event wide reporting
  • Have knowledge of local area including but not limited to directions, restaurant and activity recommendations
  • Assist in locating meeting area
  • Make copies for committee needs
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned or requested
The Colorado Ambassador will take on a support, administrative and referral role in assisting states.  This role does not allow the Ambassador:
  • To offer personal opinion regarding state conversations
  • To participate in the event as a member of the state team
  • To actively advocate for school counseling
Colorado Ambassadors will be selected by the members of the Reach Higher Planning Committee.  Ambassadors will be trained by identified members of the committee in the following areas.
  • Role
  • Parameters of the work
  • Script
  • Referrals and Points of Contact
To apply to be a Colorado Ambassador, please complete this application by May 15th, 2016.  Please know that this position requires attendance to the entire convening (2.5 days- June 14-16) as well as a webinar training June 3rd, 2016 from 1p to 2p MDT.



Corps Grant Request for Readers

The purpose of the RFP is to solicit applications from eligible education providers for funding to increase the availability and implementation of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools.

The goal of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) is to increase the state graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to and continue into postsecondary education. Grant information can be found here.

If you are available and interested in participating in this review process, please complete a survey regarding your experience and areas of expertise as soon as possible. Click here for the survey.

This is the first step in the process to select reviewers. Responding with your availability does not guarantee your participation. If an insufficient number of reviewers are confirmed, the survey link will remain available until review teams are filled.