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  • October 12, 2021 9:49 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) is awarding mini-grants to South Carolina school counselors to provide programs and activities to enhance the delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program in South Carolina elementary, middle, and high schools. Our goal is to identify best practices by providing funding to enhance comprehensive school counseling programs in elementary, middle and high schools in South Carolina.

    Application found here

    Due: December 17, 2021 by 11:59 PM


  • October 12, 2021 9:42 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) Scholarship is offering five $1000 scholarships to high school seniors, must be a permanent resident of SouthCarolina, and must plan to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2021-2022 school year. The application is attached and available at the link following link https://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awards

    Deadline to apply: December 3

    Paper application can be found here


  • October 12, 2021 9:28 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

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

    For more information, download the application here.

    Applications are due November 15, 2021.

  • October 12, 2021 9:22 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    It is that time of year again to find our SC School Counselor of the Year.

    If you know of a deserving counselor that you would like to nominate, please complete the nomination form found at https://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/nominate.

    All applications must be submitted by December 10

  • 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!

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