Advocacy & Government Relations
The Advocacy & Government Relations Committee is responsible for recommending leadership development opportunities for both board and general members as well as providing school counseling program suggestions and identifying emerging leaders in the field.
The committee is currently moving towards a focus on advocacy and government relations. The committee will work to support South Carolina school counselors in advocating for equitable and accessible comprehensive school counseling programming for all students. The committee will also monitor and report on government activity surrounding related education policy and offer advocacy tools and information for counselors to utilize.
Advocacy & Government Relations Director of Operations:
Ashley Foggie- Alewine
More About Ashley Foggie- Alewine
My name is Ashley Foggie-Alewine, and I am a Professional School Counselor at M.S. Bailey Child Development Center in Laurens County School District 56. This is my second year working as a School Counselor. I love my district. Go Red Devils! I have so much fun working with preschoolers. There’s never a dull moment. I enjoy providing students, teachers, and families with their needed support.
I am currently serving the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) as the Advocacy and Government Relations Director of Operations. My goal as director is to advocate more in our communities on a local and state level to see how we can make a difference wherever our help is needed. Serving on the Advocacy and Government Relations Committee is an excellent opportunity to promote and protect the rights of students and their families through social justice.
We also want to raise awareness of changes occurring in the School Counseling profession. I love spending time with my husband and two daughters when I am not working. As a family, we love playing with our pets, being outdoors, and traveling. We have four dogs, two cats, a turtle, and a snake. We also enjoy trying out new restaurants. There’s nothing like family time and good food.
If you are interested in assisting in any of the above, please contact me!