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R.I. School Counselor Association
President's Welcome
Onna Holland Dear Fellow School Counselors,

It's hard to believe it's already winter break. This school year has already gone by so fast. I am sure you are all knee deep in your Student Outcome Objectives (SOO) or Student Learning Objectives (SLO) by now. Although daunting at first, I have found that keeping the data and details of my work to support my SOO has pushed me to stick to plans for a more proactive school program. The SOO goals are beneficial to our practice and schools. They can provide the framework for more focused implementation and maintenance of the programs that we are creating. I hope you are experiencing some of the positive effects of the SOO rollout. RISCA is here to support you as you learn the new evaluation process.

RISCA's mission is to supply you with up to date information on the state of school counseling and provide professional development opportunities. As school counselors we are collaborators and leaders in our schools. We need to define our role in our schools and promote a proactive approach to a comprehensive school counseling program. As your professional organization we are here to support you in this endeavor I invite you to get involved with RISCA; come join a board meeting or a committee. We are planning a great spring conference on April 10, 2014. We would love to have you join us in the planning process and take part in the conference. The more individuals involved in RISCA programming, the better our organization can serve all of our members.

I look forward to serving you as President of RISCA. Please reach out to me and the board if you need support or want to get involved. Contact us through email, the list-serve, facebook and twitter.

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Sincerely,

Onna Holland
President 13-14, 14-15
RI School Counselor Association
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