CDCA Fall 2014 Newsletter
is available online!
Some highlights include getting to
know the CDCA board, recap from First Lady Michelle Obama's call to
help, and where to find information on CDCA.
Thirsty Thursday of the Season!
September 18, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Meet with colleagues at the Saratoga National Golf Course for some fun!
Even better, bring a co-worker and introduce them to the crowd.
No registration needed - just show up!
Print the flyer
and put up by the water cooler!
CASDA with the help from CDCA is hosting the main Capital Region
When: Wednesday September 24, 2014
Where: Edward F. McDonough Recreation Center, Hudson Valley Community
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
With the 20 minute trip to Hudson Valley Community, your students
will travel over 3,000 miles visiting with over 100 colleges.
48 Schools. 20 Colleges. 9 days. 2
lunches included. Can you handle it?
College Caravan is from Monday Sept. 15 - Friday Sept. 26. We reserved
Wednesday Sept. 24 for the CDCA
fair at Hudson Valley.
We are full for the Fall Caravan!
Thank you for participating!
CDCA Counselor of the Year dinner was a success! What a
wonderful way to spend an evening!Cindy Soja, retiree from admissions at
Siena College was honored as CDCA's counselor of the year. The
evening celebrated the hard work and dedication that school and
admissions counselors give to their profession. Please put this on your
calendar for next year!
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?
President Elect: Mike DiNicola
Past President: Katie
Vice President for Communications:
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