About NCSCPS

National Consortium for School Counseling and Post-secondary Success

The impetus for the NCSCPS emerged in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative and the call for improvements to school counseling and school-based college and career counseling systems. Beginning with two national convenings in collaboration with the White House’s College Opportunity Agenda, the NCSCPS has been established to carry the momentum of the 2014 introduction of Reach Higher initiative and the achievements that followed.

It aims to provide a leading voice for college and career services with specific attention to driving outcomes that increase equitable and accessible pathways to postsecondary success for all students, especially those who face formidable barriers to postsecondary opportunities. Our goal is to act as a catalyst to strengthen school counseling and college advising through targeted activities in five focus areas, all of which are predicated on school counselor leadership and strategic partnerships.

NCSCPS members are individuals who have established themselves within the fields of school counseling and college advising. To be considered established, members must have significantly contributed to the field, have an advanced degree (Ph.D, Ed.D, etc.), published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, presented at well-established conferences, and / or be considered an emerging leader in the field.

Meet Our Team

Alice Ann Bailey

Joyce Brown, Ed.D.

National Board Certified Counselor (NBCT) and a recognized leader in the counseling field

Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch, Ph.D.

Executive Director Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL)

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education American University

Judith Lorimer

Judith Lorimer

Deputy Director, Goddard Riverside Community Center's Options Center

Patricia J. Martin

Patricia J. Martin

Nationally recognized leader in the reform of school counseling.

Jasmine Mcleod

Jasmine Mcleod

Past School Counseling Specialist, Baltimore City Public School System

Laura Owen

Laura Owen, Ph.D.

Research Professor, American University

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Harvard Graduate School of Education

About NCSCPS

The impetus for this consortium emerged in response to First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative and the call for improvements to school counseling and school-based college and career counseling systems. Beginning with two national convenings in collaboration with the White House's College Opportunity Agenda; this consortium has been established to carry the momentum of the 2014 introduction of Reach Higher initiative and the achievements that followed.

Latest News

SDSU White House Convening

Read about the history leading up to the second White House convening on Strengthening School Counseling and College Advising as well as highlights and outcomes.

New Strategies to Serve Diverse Needs

School counselors work to get more students on the path to college.

Contact Info

E-mail:

info@ncscps.org

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