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Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 FSCA Professional Recognition Awards Program

2013 FSCA Professional Recognition
Awards Program

School Counselors

The purpose of the four awards is to recognize an elementary, middle/junior high, secondary and postsecondary counselor for outstanding service achievement. In addition to the recognition given to the recipient of the award, positive public attention is focused on school counseling and thus provides an opportunity to educate others about school counseling programs.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         The nominee must be currently employed as a full time counselor and have completed three consecutive years of counseling service at the level of nomination.
·         The nominee must be a FSCA member.
·         The nominee must hold a Master's Degree and be certified as a counselor by the state.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         The nominee should possess the personal qualities thought to be desirable in a counselor.
·         The nominee must have been responsible for innovations in guidance and counseling programs, f or providing leadership in the further development of existing guidance services, for demonstrating leadership in professional counseling associations, and for performing an outstanding service to the school and/or community.
·         The activities or accomplishments recognized must have taken place within five years prior to the date of presentation.

Administrator | Supervisor Advocacy

The purpose of the Administrator/Supervisor Advocacy Award is to recognize an administrator, coordinator, director or supervisor whose leadership has shown outstanding services and impact in the guidance and counseling field for counselors on a local, state, or national level.
 
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         Nominee must be an administrator, coordinator, director or supervisor of district guidance and counseling services who has consistently made a significant contribution to the improvement of guidance and counseling services in the school setting.
·         Nominee must be currently employed as a full-time supervisor, coordinator or director of district guidance services and have completed at least three years of service. The nominee's primary responsibility must be in working with programs at the school level.
·         Nominee must be a member of FSCA.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         Initiation of developmental school counseling and guidance program.
·         Implementation of innovative counseling and guidance services.
·         Improvement of existing counseling and guidance services.

Advocate Award

The purpose of the Advocate Award is to recognize a person or organization whose advocacy of guidance and counseling services in a school setting has impact for counselors on a local, state or national level.
 
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         Nominee may be a school board member, parent, teacher, community leader or organization who has consistently made a significant contribution to the improvement of guidance and counseling services in the school setting.
·         Nominee should not be actively employed as a school counselor or as an administrator or supervisor of school counselors or counseling and guidance services.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         Exemplary support of counseling and guidance services.
·         Outstanding promotion of counseling and guidance services.
·         Implementation of new/additional counseling and guidance services.
·         Improvement of existing counseling and guidance services.

Writing

The purpose of this award is to recognize writing done in the interest of school counseling which makes an outstanding contribution to the profession.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         The nominee must be either currently employed as full-time school counselor or supervisor or be retired from school counseling and have completed at least three years of consecutive counseling services.
·         Nominee must be a member of FSCA.
·         Nominee must hold a Master's Degree.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:  
·         Writing cited for nomination shall have been published or used to promote counseling in the schools within the last three years.
·         Writing shall have practical significance for school counselors.
·         The writing of the award nominee should be of the type that has direct implications for communication of the importance and significance of school counseling as an integral part of the educational process.

Legislator of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognize state or federal elected officials of government who have demonstrated their belief in and support of school counseling and guidance activities by outstanding legislation which has had or will have an impact on school counseling and guidance.
 
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         The achievement recognized should have impact or potential for impact on school counselors or recipients of their services.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         The achievement recognized should include primary responsibility f or introducing or carrying a bill on a state or national level congress.
·         Gathering information leading to the introduction and passage of a significant bill.
·         Presenting testimony of great influence on the introduction and passage of a significant bill.
·         Contributing testimony or exposing conditions in an oversight hearing which results in administrative changes or legislative amendments of significance to school counselors or recipients of their services.

School Board Advocacy Award

The purpose of the School Board Advocacy Award is to recognize a county school board, in its entirety, whose members have demonstrated their belief in and support of school counseling and whose advocacy of school counseling services in their district is evident and demonstrated by decisions that have an unparalleled, positive impact for all counselors, and their students, within that school district.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
·         Nominee may be an active school board member that has consistently made a significant contribution to the improvement of guidance and counseling services within the county they preside over.

CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         Exemplary support of counseling and guidance services.
·         Outstanding promotion of counseling and guidance services.
·         Implementation of new/additional counseling and guidance services.
·         Improvement of existing counseling and guidance services.

School Administrator

The purpose of this award is to recognize an administrator in a local district who has promoted and supported the school guidance and counseling program.
 
ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION:
 
·         Nominee must be a school-based administrator who has consistently made a significant contribution to the improvement of guidance and counseling and/or has supported existing programs in the school setting.
·         Nominee must be currently employed as a full-time school based administrator and have completed at least three years of service. The nominee's primary responsibility must be in working with, supporting, and improving the guidance and counseling program's) within a school.
·         Nominee does not need to be a member of FSCA.
CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:
·         Supporting existing and/or new developmental guidance program's within the school.
·         Assisting school based counselors with their profession and implementation of their profession.
·         Recognizing the importance of the guidance and counseling program within the school.

Community Service

The purpose of this award is to recognize counselors who have donated their time and contributed their talents to their community. This service would be "above and beyond" their school service.
These winners will receive a certificate from FSCA recognizing their contribution to their community and society.

Please briefly describe the type of service in which they participate, the number of years, and whether they have received any community awards or recognition for their service. They must be presently employed as a full-time counselor and must be a member of FSCA.

Awards Application Forms

 
You will be able to purchase recognition banquet tickets along with your convention registration. To purchase tickets only for the banquet, visit the main convention web page at http://www.fla-schoolcounselor.org/2013-convention

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