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  • May 04, 2021 1:10 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Join the thousand of educators and add your name to the SC United Petition!  

    Sample Opposition Letter to Send to Your Representative: H 4047 Opposition Letter.pdf

    Learn more: PSSCA H4047.pdf

  • February 17, 2021 11:20 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    President-Elect - Clayton Henke

    Lexington School District One

    Post-Secondary VP - Dodie Limberg

    The University of SC


    Middle VP - Matthew Smith

    Berkely County School District


  • January 29, 2021 1:31 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2021 High School and Overall School Counselor of the Year, Elesha Ellison

    Ms. Ellison currently serves as the Lead School Counselor at Silver Bluff High School in Aiken County. Sharon Worley, Aiken County Public Schools’ coordinator for counseling and career services states that Ellison is, “the epitome of what we should all aspire to be as professional school counselors.”  Ellison will go on to represent the state for the ASCA School Counselor of the Year. 

    The purpose of the School Counselor of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to school counseling and have had an impact on the profession and their students at the local, state, or national level. 

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization. PSSCA helps advance the profession of school counseling by assisting South Carolina school counselors with guiding their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development in order to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society.

  • January 29, 2021 1:29 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2021 Middle School South Carolina Counselor of the Year, Brandy Ludlam

    Mrs. Ludlam currently serves as Director of School Counseling at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington School District One.  A current RAMP recipient, Mrs. Ludlam, “mak(es) a positive difference in the lives of our students, their parents, and in the community through leadership, collaboration, and management of the program,” states Dr. Brice Cockfield, Principal of Carolina Springs Middle School. She also currently serves on the governing board of the Palmetto State School Counselor Association. 

    The purpose of the School Counselor of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to school counseling and have had an impact on the profession and their students at the local, state, or national level. 

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization. PSSCA helps advance the profession of school counseling by assisting South Carolina school counselors with guiding their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development in order to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. 

  • January 29, 2021 1:28 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2021 School Counselor Advocate of the Year, Sherrie Beaver

    Mrs. Beaver currently serves at the South Carolina Department of Education in the Office of Student Intervention Services as the School Counseling Personnel Liaison.  She advocates tirelessly on behalf of school counselors across the state ensuring that we have a voice in legislative developments that have direct impacts on our profession.  She also currently serves as a governing board member of the Palmetto State School Counselor Association. 

    The purpose of the Advocate of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their beliefs in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on counselors and their students at the local, state, or national level. 

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization. PSSCA helps advance the profession of school counseling by assisting South Carolina school counselors with guiding their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development in order to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society.

  • January 29, 2021 1:23 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    At the end of of our Annual Conference, PSSCA announced our scholarship and mini grant winners. 

    Those winners were: 

    Scholarship Winners

    Amber Burton - Dreher High School

    Jackson Kelsey - Blue Ridge High School

    Saniya Mack - Edisto High School

    Macy McCoy - River Bluff High School

    Savana Schwanda - River Bluff High School


    Mini Grant Winners

    Susan Hammond - Andrew Jackson Middle School

    Caitlyn Grigg - Campobello-Grambling School

    Alisha Kowsky and Sarah Vann - Low Country Leadership Charter School

    Erin Clarke - West Pelzer Elementary School


    Congratulations to all of our winners!

  • November 17, 2020 1:20 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Anna Duvall, Director of Counseling at Lexington High School and Dr. Crissy Roddy, Director of Counseling at White Knoll High School co-authored the book, Managing Anxiety in School Settings.

    Managing Anxiety in School Settings dives into the growing topic of anxiety and its implications on students’ emotional and academic wellbeing, providing key insights into how to enable students to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. 


    Download the Flyer Here

    Purchase the Book Here


  • November 02, 2020 10:22 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our newly appointed Executive Director, Dr. LaWanda R. Felder

    Dr. Felder has been involved with the governing board of PSSCA for over 13 years serving in capacities such as President, Conference Chair, Treasurer, among others.  She is currently a school counselor at Cross Elementary School in Berkley County where she has served for 25 years and is a current adjunct professor at South Carolina State University.

    In her spare time, she enjoys staying active by walking 3-4 miles every morning. She is also a licensed Zumba instructor and hosts classes twice a week in her hometown of Eutawville, SC.  Dr. Felder earned her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, FL, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia SC. 

  • October 15, 2020 11:49 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    PSSCA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the 2021 PSSCA Advocate of the Year. Nominations are due November 15th, 2020.  Applications are due by December 11th, 2020. To view the nomination form, go to: https://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awards

    The PSSCA Advocate of the Year recognizes an outstanding individual who have demonstrated their beliefs in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on counselors and their students at the local, state, or national level.


  • October 15, 2020 11:37 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    PSSCA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the 2021 PSSCA School Counselor of the Year. Nominations are due November 15th, 2020.  Applications are due by December 11th, 2020. To view the nomination form, go to: https://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/nominate

    The PSSCA School Counselor of the year is your chance to nominate a counselor that you believe has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to school counseling and have had an impact on the profession and their students at the local, state, or national level.

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