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Congratulations to the 2014 TSCA Award Winners!
Congratulations to Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris for receiving TSCA 2014 Legislator of the Year Award! We appreciate his remarks at the TSCA luncheon and his efforts to support Tennessee school counselors.

Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Kim Jessee
Middle School Counselor of the Year: Joseph “Skip” Ruzicka
High School Counselor of the Year: Susan Roach
Phoebe White Memorial Award: Lauren Baker
School Counselor Advocate of the Year: Bill Ripley

Announcing the TSCA Mentoring Program
The purpose of the TSCA Mentoring Program is to provide new school counselors with the opportunity to have a meaningful relationship with an experienced school counseling professional. As new school counselors begin their journey into the field, mentors will provide:

1. Personal and professional development
2. Social support
3. Career guidance
4. Idea sharing
5. A confidante

As a result of the mentoring relationship, both mentors and mentees will grow in their dedication to the field of professional school counseling.

Introducing the TSCA Newsletter
The fall issue of TSCA News is now available online or you can download it to read later:

In this issue:

President's Message: TSCA's Progress
Top 5 Reasons to Build a Twitter PLN
RAMP Insights
The Counselor’s External Office
Begin a practice to increase contact and build your effectiveness with students and staff.
Put Down Time to Work for You
You’re worth it—take time to reflect on your work and life, and make the most of your down time.
Five Guidance P’s from a First-Year School Counselor
Get a fresh perspective on the school counselor’s role.
The Power of One: School Counselors Get to the Heart of Education
Directly from at-risk students: 7 ways to make improve their education.
Autumn Awareness
What’s important today? Use official awareness days, weeks, and months in your program.
School Counselor Considerations for the Four-Day School Week
The four-day school week is gaining popularity, with challenges, benefits, and a role for school counselors.

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2014 Professional Recognition Awards - Due Nov 1, 2014
The purpose of these awards is to recognize counselors for outstanding service achievements. TSCA welcomes nominations from individual TSCA members as well as from TCA Chapter Boards. State TSCA winners can be submitted to National ASCA awards committee (if an ASCA member). Selections will be made by the Awards committee. The committee evaluates all materials submitted and selects one recipient for each category. Advance notification will allow recipients to make plans to be present during the TSCA Recognition Luncheon on Monday, November 24, 2014 during TCA's Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites/Murfreesboro to receive the award. Please visit here.

TSCA's 2014
Principal of the Year
The Tennessee School Counselor Association seeks to recognize Principals that contribute to the positive growth of comprehensive school counseling programs. Recognizing that professional school counselors can not perform their important work without the support of strong leadership from administration, TSCA launched it's first annual Principal of the Year Award. Nominees were sought who exemplified making significant contributions to the improvement of guidance and counseling and by their support to recognize the importance of a comprehensive counseling program within the school. On Monday, February 24th, Metro Nashville's Dr. Craig Hammond was named the 2014 TSCA Principal of the Year.