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Announcements and News:    New Local Events

                                                    Newsletter Fall 2014

CDCA Fall 2014 Newsletter is available online!


Read about the advocating for an additional counselor on staff, learn about where to find CDCA, register for the fall program...



CDCA Winter Program


Panel: Supporting Transgender Students
Tuesday December 9, 2014 starting at 3 p.m. dinner to follow.
Schenectady County Community College
Stockade Building
Schenectady, NY 12305


Register Online Now! or send in the form and payment. Last date to register is December 1


2014 NYSSCA Conference

"School Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful"

October 31 & November 1, 2014

Albany Hilton Hotel, Albany, NY

Register Now!



The Common Core Toolkit for Parents and Families is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and families understand the New York State Common Core implementation.  We encourage schools and districts to leverage these resources when reaching out to parents on this important work.


In particular, the link below includes everything needed to plan a training or series of trainings to help parents understand college readiness and the Common Core standards.  The links on this page include planning tools, documents, and agendas to help prepare for and execute a successful Common Core parent night.



Questions about APPR for School Counselors

NYSSCA and NYSUT have put together a Q&A document to assist school counselors whose districts are negotiating contractual changes to annual professional performance reviews (APPR).  Although the current legislation on APPR for teachers DOES NOT APPLY TO SCHOOL COUNSELORS, it appears some districts are asking school counselors to propose a new APPR rubric and/or SLOs. 

For updates, visit NYSSCA

Looking to get involved with CDCA? contact

President: Dan Fogarty

President Elect: Mike DiNicola

Past President: Katie Collins Szalda 

Vice President for Communications: Brittany Houck                                         

Vice President of Professional Development: Paige Collins and Jay Biegner  

Chair of Committees: Kathleen Dowd Freese                          

Membership: Meghan McMahon  

Recording Secretary: Andrew Chakmakas 

Treasurer: Carly Connors                       

Questions or comments about this web site? Email
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