School counseling is a complex profession that requires ongoing professional development. Professional development is about being aware of the decisions you make, the way you think about, and the way you handle different situations. The concept behind professional development is the idea that you have untapped potential, and to not settle with what you have if you want to grow and meet the needs of your students. Professional development is a process of continually progressing and refining your qualities as a school counselor. KSCA wants school counselors to be aware that there are many fine opportunities available. We will update this section of the website regularly to make school counselors aware of opportunities they might wish to pursue.
What is RAMP?
A.J. Lindeman Elementary School, Erlanger
Arnett Elementary School, Erlanger
Atherton High School, Louisville
Campbell County Middle School, Alexandria
Campbell Ridge Elementary School , Alexandria
Crossroads Elementary School , Cold Spring
Donald E. Cline Elementary School, Cold Spring
Grant's Lick Elementary School, Alexandria
John W. Reiley Elementary School, Alexandria* (RAMP School of Distinction)
ASCA - Certified School Counselor Credential
New in 2020 ASCA now offers the ASCA - Certified School Counselor (ASCA) credential. This is an entry-level certification that demonstrates school counselor knowledge in designing, implementing and assessing a school counseling program. School counselors who hold the ASCA demonstrate their commitment to the highest levels of professionalism, ethical practice and continuing professional development in their school counseling practice.
To qualify for certification, school counselors must meet one of the eligibility requirements detailed at www.schoolcounselor.org/certification.
What is NBCT and what does it have to do with school counseling?
Stephany Belcher, Jefferson Co
Kelli Bowland, McCracken Co
Lisa Bowman, Oldham Co
Trudi Bravard, Mason Co
Amy English, Meade Co
Debbie Felts, Laurel Co
Dana Goins, Jefferson Co
Sarah Kittrell, Bullitt Co
Lori Kratz, Bullitt Co
Maura Mason, Oldham Co
Tara Steedly, Oldham Co
Karen Swiney, Bowling Green Independent
Jenny Templeton, Russell Independent
Tamela Terry, Jefferson Co
Amanda Warder, Bowling Green Independent
Please check back to this page frequently as we update professional development opportunities for Kentucky school counselors.
(If you are aware of a Professional Development opportunity you think should be included on this page please forward the information to Stacey Russell, Kentucky School Counselor Association Professional Development Chair for review Stacey.Russell@boone.kyschools.us