Welcome to the website of the Rhode Island School Counselor Association. We hope that you will enjoy the website and what it has to offer you and others interested in the status of school counseling in Rhode Island.
One of the greatest challenges for school counselors today is to define our role in education and to contribute using our unique skills and perspectives. The Rhode Island School Counselor Association strives to provide school counselors with excellent professional development, networking, and an organization to advocate on behalf of school counselors at all levels in all settings.
I believe that RISCA can grow as an organization, offer great professional development, and make a meaningful impact in Rhode Island education by focusing on partnerships over the next year. As school counselors we are adept at partnering with many members of the school community to benefit our students. We can use those skills to improve relationships and partnerships with many groups at the local, state, regional, and perhaps national level. Partnering with groups like the Rhode Island Department of Education, the Rhode Island Association of School Principals, and local non-profits will allow us to offer professional development topics this year including the RI Data Hub, Principal-Counselor partnerships, and RI.
RISCA is here to advocate for the role of school counseling in Rhode Island. Over the next few years that will be increasingly important as we implement the Rhode Island Educator Evaluation system for support staff and implement changes in the national model provided to us by the American School Counseling Association. It is my fervent hope that you will join RISCA in its efforts to provide quality school counseling services for counselors and the state.
Bill Pepin, RISCA President
Rhode Island School Counselor Association