• November 19, 2018 8:37 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Join other counselors from the Pee Dee Region for this informal networking opportunity and learn more about PSSCA!

    Palmetto School Counselors Regional Meet Up

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    6:00 pm


    Willie Sue's Restaurant

    3355 Patriot Pkwy

    Sumter, SC 29154 


  • October 04, 2018 12:17 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)


    PSSCA will award a School Counselor Advocate of the Year Award. The nominator must be a member of PSSCA. Nominees may be district or building level administrators, school board members, legislators, or supervisors of school counseling services who have made significant contributions to the implementation and improvement of school counseling programs. 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 deadline for completing all School Counselor Advocate of the Year nomination information is December 1, 2018. 

    http://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awards 


  • October 04, 2018 12:16 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)


    The School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best - counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level.

    Deadline to nominate is November 1st. 

    Applications are due December 1st. 

    http://pssca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/nominate 


  • September 05, 2018 1:08 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    PSSCA is looking for 10-12 graduate students in school counseling to participate as conference volunteers. PSSCA is committed to providing student volunteers the following:

    • 2018-19 PSSCA membership (If the student has already paid this fee, a refund will be issued.)
    • 2019 PSSCA conference registration - includes Friday luncheon. (If the student has already paid this fee, a refund will be issued.)
    • Certificate acknowledging assistance as a conference volunteer

    Students serving as volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday evening. If you cannot attend this meeting, you are not eligible to volunteer - this is where we explain your responsibilities. Volunteer work will commence Thursday evening, as we need an hour or two of help with some final room set-up tasks. Volunteers will be required to help from 7:30am-5:30pm on Friday and from 7:45-1:00 on Saturday. Each volunteer will be able to sit in on at least 5 (out of 7) conference sessions, and everyone will be asked to help with some combination of the following:

    • Attend the volunteer orientation meeting on Thursday 6:30pm
    • Assist with stuffing any remaining conference bags
    • Assist with room set-up (e.g., projectors, screens)
    • Assist with the graduate student orientation session Friday morning 7:30am
    • Assist during individual sessions - introduce speakers, disseminate handouts, and collect evaluations
    • Assist at the registration table
    • Assist with t-shirt sales
    • Monitor doors for attendees entering the Friday luncheon
    • Hand out door prizes at the Saturday business meeting
    • Collect nametags and lanyards after the conference
    • Assist with tear down and packing up PSSCA materials

    Application process:

    Complete the application (be sure to sign the last page - scan and attach a pdf copy) and email it by midnight, October 15, to the PSSCA Postsecondary VP, Dr. Amy Milsom: amilsom@clemson.edu.

    The conference committee will make efforts to select volunteers equitably across all graduate programs from which applications are received. In order to afford this opportunity to as many students as possible, graduate students will not be selected to volunteer two years in a row.

    Applicants will be notified of selection decisions via email by November 1. Details about specific work assignments will be shared with volunteers sometime late December/early January once the conference schedule is finalized.

  • August 27, 2018 3:31 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)


    This open call for nominations is an opportunity for PSSCA members to have direct influence on our member driven organization. PSSCA members are welcome to nominate yourself or colleagues with their approval. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 12, 2018. Qualified PSSCA members will conduct all voting via an online ballot. PSSCA members are encouraged nominate for the following open positions:

    • President-Elect 
    • Middle Vice-President 
    • Post-Secondary Vice-President
    General Nomination Criteria

    All candidates shall have held membership in PSSCA for a minimum of two years and must be a current member of PSSCA. 

    President-Elect - This person shall have served on the governing board for a period of at least 1 year prior to seeking this office and must have been a member of PSSCA for at least two years. 

    Middle Vice President - This person must have at least 5 years of middle school counselor experience and must have been a member of PSSCA for at least two years. 

    Post-Secondary Vice President - This person must have at least 5 years of post-secondary school counselor experience and must have been a member of PSSCA for at least two years.


    All individuals nominated and elected to serve on the Executive Committee must have a current ASCA membership.


    Detailed job descriptions are available at:  PSSCA Job Descriptions


    Submit the nomination form to Leigh Eubanks at leubanks@lexington1.net




  • August 04, 2018 4:39 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Current By-Laws:

    Article VII. Finances.   

    Section 2.  Fiscal Year - The fiscal year shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following year.

    Proposed Change:

    Section 2:  Fiscal Year – The fiscal year shall begin on October 1st and end of September 30th of the following year.

    Rationale for Change:

    Currently, new committee chairs assume their position on July 1st.  The budget is currently approved at the July board meeting.  As a result, new committee chairs either have to accept what the previous chair submitted for the committee’s budget or if the previous chair failed to submit a budget request, the committee is given $100.   By changing the date, new committee chairs will have 4 months to select their committee and submit a proposed budget for the October board meeting for approval.  This way, their new ideas and thoughts are considered.   Most committee chairs only serve one year, but may be reappointed by the president.  Additionally, new committee chairs are trained at the July board retreat, so they will have a better idea of what their committee has done and needs to do.

    Additionally, most ASCA national conferences occur in July or start and carry over into July.   The PSSCA board retreat occurs after the national conference in July.   As a result, expenses for these events  impact two fiscal years.  Changing the date will allow all expenses to be documented in the same fiscal year.

    Rationale for Immediate Membership Vote:

    In accordance with Article XVI of the By-laws, proposed by-law changes are submitted to the membership 30 days in advance and voted on at the Annual meeting.  The Annual membership meeting occurs on the last day of the Annual Conference.  This school year, the membership meeting will occur on January 26th.   The by-laws permit that the board can determine that a vote is imperative to make a change.  

    The board determined that an immediate vote was imperative because the fiscal year would start this October and impact the budget.  

    As a result, this proposed change is being sent out 30 days in advance.   Voting will be opened for a week immediately after the 30 days for all current PSSCA members to vote.


  • July 09, 2018 4:55 PM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    If you are having trouble booking a Super Shuttle from the hotel to the airport, please contact Debbie Azzaro at dazzaro@supershuttle.com or (310) 381-3326.

  • July 05, 2018 10:11 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Are you attending the ASCA conference this year?  Join other counselors from South Carolina at the opening session on July 14th.  Look for our banner and signs!



  • June 01, 2018 8:03 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)


  • February 16, 2018 8:32 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

    Elementary VP - Shawn Hoehn


    Secondary VP - Crissy Roddy



    Secretary - Michelle Privette




    Treasurer-Elect - Laura Lee Stockdell




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