The VP Middle serves a three-year term, starting July 1, 2017, and
is a resource for elementary counselors, representing their interests in
ISCA board decisions. The VP Middle works with the other Board
VP’s to advance professional development opportunities for Iowa school
counselors by identifying areas of interest, planning, making contacts,
and /or presenting topics for webinars and the annual ISCA conference.
The VP Middle also provides/updates resources and/or links related
to elementary counseling for the ISCA website and social media (Twitter,
Facebook, etc.), and manages the Iowa Scene for elementary issues.
there are some meetings and individual responsibilities, many of the
duties of board members are accomplished via telephone, e-mail, and
webinars. All Governing Board members are expected to participate in
three ISCA Board meetings held on Saturdays usually in January, April,
and September, the annual conference in November in Des Moines, and the
Summer Leadership Development Institute (LDI) usually held for two days
in July (location to be determined).
President and President-Elect also represent ISCA at the national ASCA
conference, Delegate Assembly, and LDI which are held in the summer and
financially supported by the ISCA Board. Board members may also be asked
to represent ISCA at state or regional meetings, professional
development, and other professional activities.
of the Governing Board do not receive any financial compensation for
their service. However they are reimbursed for travel expenses and other
costs. All Governing Board members are expected to pay for their ISCA
conference registration, travel, and hotel.
who have been Board members have recognized the additional benefits of
this leadership experience that include networking, learning about
school counseling issues and strategies to advocate for the profession
and for school counseling issues, collegiality, and professional and