CDCA Spring Conference
2014 from 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany NY
Cost is $20 including lunch
Questions: Contact Meghan McMahon at
Recap from Legislative Day on February 12,
joined people from our state and national group in meeting with our
State representatives at the Capital to advocate for better
circumstances for the counseling environment. New York States
average case load is 471 student per counselor - twice the recommended
average. As our profession become more accountable for students success,
it is always important to understand our environment and our ability to
advocate for our needs.
the detailed facts provided by NACAC
for more agenda items from Advocacy Day. The
from February 12th. Please mark your calendars for next year! Join
CDCA 29th Annual Spring College Fair
Wednesday April 30,
2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Valley Community College
McDonough Recreation Center
80 Vandenburgh Avenue Troy, NY
colleges from around the States will be in attendance. The morning
program is primarily intended to serve high school students. We
encourage high schools to provide transportation to the daytime event,
as many students may be unable to attend the evening program. Any
parents wishing to attend the morning session with their children are,
of course, welcome, depending on your school’s transportation policies.
Any and everyone is welcome to attend the night portion. Please
put a flyer up in your school!
CDCA College Fair Flyer
We have some
bus stipends available – please check the box if you would like to apply
and include the amount you are requesting. All schools planing to bus
must send the Busing Application
by April 19, 2014. A confirmation with directions and materials
will be emailed after that date.
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
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
Looking to get involved with CDCA?
Membership: Chelsea Houghton
President Elect: Dan Fogarty
Vice President of Committees: Kathleen Dowd Freese
Recording Secretary: Colleen Pacella Vice President for Communications: Betsey
Vice President of
Professional Development: Meghan McMahon