MSCA Emerging Leaders Program
The purpose of the MSCA Emerging Leader Program is to recognize those who have the potential to provide future leadership for our organization.

Helps you discover how leadership can enhance your own professional development
Enhances the diversity and vitality of MSCA leadership, and
Help engage talented and dedicated leaders within MSCA

Applicant Requirements:
Be a current MSCA member
Be a practicing school counselor or counselor educator currently in Maryland for no more than two years experience in this position.
Not be (or have been) an appointed or elected member of the MSCA board
Have a desire to give to the profession through service and leadership

A review panel will select attendees with a demonstrated commitment to the school counseling profession leadership experience and/or potential. Emerging leaders that represent racial, gender, and ethnic diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are open April 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019. Selected Emerging Leaders will be announced in July 2019 to begin serving July 2019 to June 2020.

The MSCA emerging leader(s) will receive the following benefits:
A FREE membership to MSCA for one (1) year
Free training
An assigned Board mentor

Emerging Leaders Responsibilities
Emerging Leaders:
Present (or co-present) at least one educational session at the annual conference
Attend MSCA Board of Directors meetings
Commit to one year training and one year service on any board committee

Finally please send a resume and recommendation letter from your supervisor to complete your application to

First Name
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Last Name
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School System Employed/University Attending/University Employed
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Name of School working providing School Counseling Services or Interning (School Counseling Educators, please write N/A).
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Email Address
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Phone Number
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Please provide the name and email address of 3 references
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How many years have you been a school counselor, or school counselor educator?
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Please briefly write what do you hope to gain by participating in the School Counseling Emerging Leader program?
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Please briefly write how will this help you develop, implement, and evaluate your comprehensive school counseling program for all students?
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Please briefly write why is school counselor leadership important at site, district, and state levels?
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Please briefly describe your involvement with MSCA
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