Sandy Thomson – Membership Co-Chair
Hi, my name is Sandy Thomson. I am a Professional Elementary School Counselor in the Charles City School District. I have served the district for seven years. I obtained a M.Ed. with a Specialization in K-12 School Counseling from Iowa State University. I currently serve as Chair to the ISCA Membership Committee. I have served on various leadership teams in my district. This includes our district’s IPD committee and our building’s PBIS team, on which I serve as a team coach. I lead our building’s student assistance team as well as serve on our building’s transition committee. I am blessed to be working in such a great position with wonderful staff and students. I am passionate about my students and their success. I appreciate the opportunity to pour into my students lives daily and now look forward to the opportunity to pour into the school counseling profession as part of the ISCA board.
I enjoy the opportunity to work with school counselors advocating for our profession and the importance or our Professional School Counseling State Association. I believe our profession is of utmost importance to the development of the whole child. I look forward to the opportunity of advocating for our profession by increasing our association membership and membership benefits. I believe as our Association grows, the government and school districts alike will take notice and continue to advocate for school counselors across Iowa as it will be nearly impossible to overlook the value of what school counselors do for students daily.
In addition to my profession, the love of my life is my family, as I am a mom to two beautiful girls. My oldest daughter is 9 years old, and my youngest daughter is 7 months old. My husband and I enjoy professional football and long rides on the motorcycle. In my spare time, I enjoy running, teaching kickboxing classes, and, most surprisingly, I am a member of a Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby team. So on those “very few” days of mom frustrations and professional frustrations, roller derby helps me to work them out.
I look forward to serving on this board by moving the Iowa school Board Association forward by advocating for membership and growth of our organization and additionally impacting the lives of many school counselors and as a result, impacting the lives of thousands of children and families.