Wednesday, January 21, 2015
FSCA Day on the Hill 2015
FSCA Representatives attended Day on the Hill on January 21, 2015. They spoke with Florida legislators about the important role school counselors play in preparing students for colleges and careers. The focus this year was continuing to educate legislators on the role of the school counselor, in addition to notifying them to keep an eye out for the OPPAGA report. Our lobbyist Carol Greene was instrumental in arranging a meeting with the Commissioner of Education for the state of Florida, Pam Stewart. Carol will provide a copy of the OPPAGA report to all legislators once it is released.
FSCA representatives included (from left to right): Carmilla Solomon (Brevard), Carolyn Berger (Broward), Brittany Sommer (Hillsborough/Pasco), Claudia Lunn (Orange), Summer Kuba (St. Lucie), Ayesha Pittendreigh (Orange), Brian Richardson (Volusia), Peg Reale (Collier), Becky Schumacher (Duval), Jeannie Maddox (Volusia), Lynnette Thorstensen (Brevard), & Charlena Durrance (Volusia). We had a great turnout and were able to have a lot of productive conversations with our Florida representatives and senators.
There are more great plans in the works for future FSCA advocacy efforts. If you are interested in joining the advocacy committee, please contact Peg Reale at RealeMa@collierschools.com.