New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) Annual Conference 2016
November 18-19, 2016 —Tarrytown DoubleTree, NY
NYSSCA Career Achievement Award
The NYSSCA Career Achievement Award recognizes an elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, or multilevel (P-12) school counselor, director/supervisor of school counseling, or counselor educator for outstanding service, achievement, and dedication to the counseling profession. Nominations can be made by the nominee or a colleague of the nominee. The award will be presented at the NYSSCA Annual Conference.
To be eligible, the nominee must:
(1) be a current member of NYSSCA;
(2) be currently employed or a recent retiree as a full-time school counselor, director/supervisor of counseling, or counselor educator;
(3) have completed a minimum of 20 years of counseling service (may be a combination of elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, multilevel (P-12) school counselor, director/supervisor of counseling, or counselor educator);
(4) hold a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in school counseling, and;
(5) be certified as a counselor in New York State.
Recognition Criteria include activities and accomplishments that have taken place over the span of the nominee’s career including:
The nominee maintains the highest standards of professional conduct and recognizes that his or her personal conduct is held up to public scrutiny. The nominee strives to be a model citizen of the local, school and broader professional communities. The nominee maintains strong ethical standards in his or her personal and professional conduct.
The nominee demonstrates awareness and knowledge of the New York State Comprehensive Model and has been responsible for school counseling innovations or development of programs aligning with the New York State Comprehensive Model to support the career, personal/social and academic development of all students.
The nominee demonstrates leadership, advocacy and collaboration in his/her work promoting equity and access to rigorous educational opportunities for all students to maximize student achievement.
The nominee demonstrates strong collaboration with stakeholders.
Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2016.
If you have questions, please email questions to Past President, Dr. Barbara Donnellan at