School Counselor Support
“School counselors are highly educated, professionally certified individuals who help students succeed in school and plan their careers. An integral part of the total education system, school counselors help students form healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors. With the aid of a school counselor, students learn to develop effective collaboration and cooperation skills, practice perseverance, develop time management and study skills, and learn self-motivation and self-direction habits.”
- American School Counselor Association
The Student Support team is here to provide support, create opportunities for collaboration, and resource brokerage for School Counselors in the ESD 105 Region.
For information on the roles and responsibilities of School Counselors, visit: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/About-School-Counseling/School-Counselor-Roles-Ratios
ESD 105 School Counselor Professional Learning Community
Join ESD 105 Regional Counselors on the third Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 11:30 am at ESD 105 Through the professional learning community, School Counselors will receive training on relevant topics and network with others in the region.
This collaborative and dynamic professional learning community aims to enhance your skills and provide you with valuable resources to empower students for success in their academic, career, and social-emotional development. During this PLC, we will delve into various workshops and engage in meaningful discussions to explore best practices, share experiences, and discover innovative strategies to support the diverse needs of our students.
SSB 5030 - Comprehensive School Counseling Plan
ESD 105 is happy to continue to provide support for the development and implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Plan as per SSB 5030. For support, please contact the Student Support team at ESD 105. For resources and additional guidance please visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/educator-support/education-staff-associate-esa/school-counseling/comprehensive-school-counseling-programs
Join ESD 105 and Hatching Results for two FREE training opportunities to support SSB 5030 and CSCP.
These workshops will provide an opportunity for distraction-free, off-site data analysis and planning time for comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) staff. Several options for CSCP tasks will be framed at the beginning of the day and participants will choose one or more of those tasks to complete, based on their site’s unique needs and context. Facilitators with expertise in school counseling will be available throughout the workshop to answer questions, sit down with sites and provide thought partnership, and deliver on-demand PD as needed and requested by participants.
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BEST Mentoring for ESA School Counselors
ESD 105 is continuing to develop opportunities for School Counselor Mentors and Mentees to come together for support and to strengthen their skills. The BEST Mentoring Program is designed to support first-year ESA’s in School Counseling. If you are interested in being a mentor and would like to be a mentee, please contact the Student Support team at ESD 105.