New NSCA Governing Board Members
Omaha, NE - The Nebraska School Counselor Association is pleased to announce that Alyssa Krogstrand, Tasha Osten and Suzanne Scott have been elected to serve a three year term on the NSCA Governing Board. Ms. Krogstrand is a school counselor at Westview High School in the Omaha Public Schools, Ms. Osten is a middle/high school counselor at Raymond Central and Dr. Scott is a counselor educator at Wayne State College. All three will officially begin serving on the board on July 1st. They are replacing three board members who were either not eligible to run for another term or who chose not to run for re-election. Those out-going board members are Don Ferree, Julie Schiltmeyer and Jake Willems. We wish our departing board members all the best and thank them for ther dedication to NSCA. We congratulate Alyssa, Tasha and Suzanne and are excited to welcome them and know our organization will benefit from their leadership over the next three years.
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.