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ASCA Executive Director to Attend Annual Academy 

Omaha, NE - The Nebraska School Counselor Association is thrilled to announce that Jill Cook, Executive Director of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) will attend and present at the NSCA School Counselor Academy on November 9th and 10th at the Holiday Inn Kearney.  This marks the first time ever that the ASCA Executive Director will be present at the annual school counselor academy.  According NSCA Executive Director, Doug Hauserman, "Attendees are going to love interacting with Jill.  She is friendly, energetic and a fierce advocate for the school counseling profession.  It is an opportunity to network that every school counselor should take advantage of."   Ms. Cook will welcome attendees at the open general session and present a breakout session on the vast array of resources ASCA provides for school counselors.

In addition to honored guest, Jill Cook, this year's School Counselor Academy looks to provide a collection of breakout sessions that are unparalled to any Academy in recent memory.  A record number of proposal mean the best of the best presenters will be on had to advance school counselor knowledge. Thursday's keynote will be Geoff Heckman with  Nic van Oss delivering Friday's keynote.  A partial list of breakouts sessions and more information on the keynote speakers can be found HERE.   

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Sen. Jacobson Honors Kara Hahn

North Platte, NE – On Monday, April 24th, Sen. Mike Jacobson, District 42, presented a copy of Resolution 60 which recognizes Kara Hahn as the 2022 Nebraska Elementary School Counselor of the Year and as the 2023 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year.  Sen. Jacobson met Ms. Hahn at the NSCA Day at the Capitol in February.  Following the meeting Sen. Jacobson’s office reached out to NSCA wanting to introduce a resolution recognizing Ms. Hahn for her accomplishments.   With the support of NSCA Sen. Jacobson wrote resolution 60 which specifically recognizes Ms. Hahn’s excellence in implementing a comprehensive school counseling program and her work with students with internalizing and externalizing behaviors as identified through a universal screener.  The resolutions also served as an education tool for all senators as it included information on the role of a school counselor.  Read the complete resolution which was adopted by the legislature on March 22, 2023.  Kara Hahn is a school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in North Platte, NE.