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ECSCA

Foster. Improve. Encourage. Advance

ECSCA

Welcome Message

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Greetings!  

Welcome Essex County School Counselors to the 2023-2024 school and association year. I hope all of you were able to practice much needed and deserved self-care this summer and are able to find a way to continue it throughout the school year. I invite you to continue this journey with us as we look toward our future. This year, our focus is on all of you – elementary thru high school counselors in our association as well as helping those in our community who are in need. 

The tentative dates for the remainder of the year’s events are: 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 

Counselors for the Community - We will continue with this venture that ECSCA Past President’s, Greg Jenkins founded. Each month we ask that each member bring an item for donation to a non-profit facility in need – specifics will be given prior to the meeting date. 

Elementary/Middle School Counselors – To better support our elementary and middle school counselors this year, we would like to bring back morning breakfast meetings - The Breakfast Club. These meetings will be hosted at various elementary schools in Essex County or virtually and ECSCA will supply a light continental breakfast for those who would like to attend in-person. Our goal is to have at least 2 this year. This initiative will be headed by our newest executive board member – Dr. Fatima McCoy-Leonard. 

New members – We are always looking for new members so please invite your school counseling departments to our meet and greet and future meetings. 

We look forward to collaborating and exchanging ideas with each other throughout the year. Wishing you all a successful, exciting and fun school year. 

With gratitude, 

Christina Robinson, M.Ed., LAC 

ECSCA President 

WE ARE NO LONGER "GUIDANCE COUNSELORS' ONLY FOCUSED ON GRADUATION & COURSE SELECTION FOR STUDENTS. WE ARE "SCHOOL COUNSELORS" WHO FOCUS ON THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS, 

COLLEGE /CAREER READINESS, and SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALL STUDENTS.... ASCA 

The Executive Board 

Christina Robinson

President 

East Orange Public School District

Sari Greggs

Treasurer

Irvington School District

Isabelle Ramirez

Immediate Past President 

East Orange School District

Yolande Fleming

Vice President/Event Coordinator
South Orange Maplewood
School District

Marckens Pierre

Secretary 

East Orange School District 

Gregory Jenkins 

Past President 

East Orange School District

Carol Covino

Post Secondary Liaison

Berkeley College

What We Do:

  • We plan approximately 4 general membership meetings each school year and provide professional development on a variety of topics relevant in school counseling.

  • These meetings are typically sponsored by local colleges, include dinner and an educational presentation about the sponsoring institution as well as from the guest speaker of the event.

  • For the cost of $25, your annual membership, you have access to all of our events!

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