The Counselor Support Services Cooperative is designed to provide districts and campuses with the latest state-level information, targeted professional development, and individualized support services to meet the unique needs related to a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program. The Cooperative provides the opportunity for school counselors of all levels to share and build a network of support with fellow counselors and attend presentations featuring ESC 13 staff, along with other experts in the field. Leading the Cooperative efforts, the Region 13 College and Career Guidance Specialist is highly qualified with many years of experience in the school counseling role at all levels, and brings to the Cooperative an understanding of the daily responsibilities of counselors and practical suggestions for efficiency and effectives. Based on annual surveys and feedback from the counselors in Region 13, professional development opportunities are specifically designed to support counselor needs relating to college and career readiness in order for school districts to attain and maintain high quality guidance and counseling programs that will produce students who are not only college and career eligible but are college and career ready.
In addition to the Cooperative, we offer many professional development opportunities throughout the year. If you have not already done so, please join our listserv to receive continual updates about workshops, in-district professional development opportunities, webinars, and resources available to your district's Guidance and Counseling Program.
For more information on how to join our cooperative, contact Gena Helton at 512-919-5337.
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