2018 NSCA School Counselor Academy

November 8th and 9th

La Vista Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Ms. Lisa Koenecke

Lisa Koenecke is a collaborative leader advocating for systemic change.  As a former camp director for the YMCA and the Girl Scouts, team building is in her DNA.  She has put her leadership skills to use as a former President of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and as a past member of the American School Counselor Association Board of Directors.  She continues to provide leadership as a board member for the Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Educators.
After ten years as a high school and middle school counselor, she has moved into the world of counselor education.  Training the next generation of school counselors at Lakeland University is a dream come true!  She will energize you to continue your work with students, staff and families in your community!

Friday Keynote Speaker - Dr. Carolyn Stone

Dr. Carolyn Stone was the 2006 President of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is in her fifteenth year as their Ethics Chair.  Dr. Stone has written the only book exclusively for school counselors on legal and ethical issues.  Dr. Stone was awarded the Mary Gerke Lifetime Achievement Award by ASCA in 2010 and the Bob Myrick Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida School Counseling Association in 2012.  Carolyn is a past President of the Florida Counseling Association and the Florida Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.  Carolyn has delivered over 600 workshops in all 50 states and 23 countries and guest lectured for 18 colleges and universities.  She has authored five books, dozens of journal articles and serves the courts as an expert witness in cases involving school counselors.  Her professional path in elementary and high school counseling, middle school teaching, Supervisor of School Counseling for one of the nation's largest school districts, and counselor educator has prepared her with first-hand experience and understanding of the professional world of school counselors.

Academy Hotel

The Academy Hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott (attached to the conference center). 

Room reservations can be made by calling 402-339-4900

4 Featured Breakout Presenters at 2018 Academy
Read about them and their breakouts!

         Carolyn Stone                Lisa Koenecke          Terreka Holloway-Smith    Scharen Collingwood

Earn Graduate Workshop Credits
Wayne State College is once again offering the ability to earn 3 graduate workshop credits for attending the Academy and completing a writing component.  Click here for more info and to register for the class. 

Academy Registration Now Open