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Emerging Leaders

2024-2025 NCSCA Emerging Leaders Applications are now closed! 


The goal of the NCSCA Emerging Leaders program is to identify potential leaders within the school counseling profession in North Carolina and provide them with opportunities to become involved with NCSCA.


Emerging Leaders must:

  • Be a current NCSCA member

  • Be a practicing school counselor or counselor educator currently in North Carolina

  • Not be (or have been) an appointed or elected member of the NCSCA board

  • Have a desire to give to the profession through service and leadership


Emerging Leaders must:

  • Participate in the NCSCA Delegate Assembly / Leadership Day

  • Present (or co-present) at least one educational session at the annual conference

  • Attend NCSCA Board of Directors meetings

  • Write at least one article for NCSCA News

  • Commit to one year training and one year service on any board committee


The NCSCA emerging leader(s) will receive the following benefits:

  • A FREE NCSCA membership for one (1) year

  • Free training

  • An assigned Board mentor

  • Access to a network of colleagues

Application Process

Individuals interested in becoming an Emerging Leader must submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest

  2. Resume

  3. Recommendation from his/her supervisor

Please submit all required documents via email to President-Elect Connie Thompson, by February 5, 2024. Participants will be notified by February 28, 2024.

The mission of the North Carolina School Counselor Association is to promote excellence for school counselors and the communities they serve through advocacy, leadership, professional development, and evidence-based best practices which promote equity and access for all.

The North Carolina School Counselor Association is the premier organization that supports all members of the school counseling community by creating a network of professionals, empowering their practice, and supporting their advocacy work for over 1.6 million+ students in North Carolina.

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For NCSCA questions, please email Andrea Wallace, Association Manager


NCSCA is a state division of the American School Counselor Association.

North Carolina School Counselor Association (NCSCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6314.
Programs that do not qualify for credit are clearly identified. NCSCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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