The Rising Star Award recognizes AzSCA members who are new to the field (1-4 years) and are starting to make a difference at their school or in the profession. The applicant’s record must reflect exceptional growth, commitment, and increasing levels of responsibility or leadership. Applicants must demonstrate they are on a trajectory for making a lasting impact on their school, students, or community, or demonstrate promise for contributing to the school counseling profession.
Nominations for the 2021 award are now closed. Nominations for 2022 will open in the fall of 2021.
The applicant must meet all these requirements and submit their complete application by the deadline of February 8, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Nominations are due January 15, 2021.
Nominees must complete the application by February 8, 2021.
The applicant must demonstrate evidence of implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program (such as the ASCA National Model) and have been responsible for school counseling innovations or further development of programs supporting students’ academic, career, and personal/social development.
The applicant must demonstrate leadership and collaboration in his or her work and promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students to maximize student achievement. Applicants must also demonstrate collaboration with stakeholders. All activities or accomplishments must have taken place within the previous five years.
The applicant must demonstrate continual professional development as well as proof of advocacy for the professional and/or students.
The applicant must have the ability and skills necessary to represent school counseling in a professional manner, including but not limited to high-quality written communication and public-speaking skills.
The applicant should maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and recognize that his/her personal conduct is held up to public scrutiny. Applicants strive to be model citizens of their community as well as the school counseling community and their broader professional community. They maintain high moral standards in their personal and professional conduct.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
Jaimie Clemens Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivette D'Angelo Board of Directors Liaison email@example.com