Other Awards

2019 ISCA Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Annually, recognition is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the school counseling profession in the state of Iowa. The nominee must:

• Hold a Master’s Degree in School Counseling or its equivalent
• Have worked as a school counselor, district administrator of school counseling programs, and/or AEA school counseling consultant
• Maintain high moral standards in their personal and professional conduct.

Criteria for recognition:
• The nominee has been responsible for innovations in professional school counseling programs, for providing leadership in the further development of existing school counseling programs, or for performing an outstanding service to the school or community.
• The nominee has contributed to the professional development of school counselors at the local, area, or state level.
• The nominee has represented the interests, needs, and concerns of school counselors
• The nominee has impacted the future of school counseling in Iowa.
• The nominee demonstrates exemplary support and promotion of professional school counseling services.
• The nominee demonstrates the implementation of new/additional professional school counseling services
• The nominee should demonstrate the improvement of professional school counseling services.
• The nominee must be a member of ISCA by September 15.



Procedures for nomination:
• Complete Nomination Form
• Letter of nomination. This letter should contain a description of the program(s), activities, and/or contribution(s) for which the individual is being nominated (not to exceed two pages).
• Vita (resume) for the nominee (not to exceed two pages)
• Letters of support (not to exceed three letters).

Final Application must be uploaded as one PDF.

All applications are due by September 15, 2019.
Lifetime Achievement Award Application

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2019 ISCA District of Distinction
ISCA District of Distinction is a recognition for K-12 school districts in Iowa who are implementing comprehensive school counseling programs which address the career, academic, and social-emotional development of all students.

According to the Iowa Department of Education, a school counseling program is an articulated, sequential kindergarten-through-grade 12 program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, driven by data, and integral to the school district’s curricula and instructional program. The program must be implemented by a qualified professional school counselor, appropriately licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Recipients of this award are able to document all aspects of their counseling program across the entire school district, showing their commitment to students through best practices for school counseling programs, utilizing state and national standards.

To apply, please visit the Iowa School Counseling Association website for details and application materials at: http://www.iowaschoolcounselors.org/District-of-Distinction
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2019 ISCA Advocate of the Year Award
The School Counselor Advocate of the Year recognizes an individual or group whose advocacy of school counseling services has had a positive effect on school counseling on a local, state or national level. Nominees can be current or past school counselors, principals, parents, school board members, legislators, or state or local organizations that have advocated or provided opportunities for professional school counselors.
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