President's Letter

Dear Mississippi School Counselors, 
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Mississippi School Counseling Association's President.  I have the highest respect for the Mississippi Counseling Association and the counseling profession. These are concerning times, but as educators and counselors, we make the necessary changes to our school counseling program to serve our students during this COVID19 pandemic.  Our culture is ever-changing, and preparing and presenting goals for the year that correspond to those changes is necessary. Our schools' counseling leadership is vital to help all of our students' academic, social, emotional, college, and career needs. Advocating for our vocation is necessary to continue to grow as an organization and educate our community and stakeholders on how school counselors make a difference with student success. I want to thank all of our MSCA and MCA leaders who have served this year. These counselors are excellent at what they do in their workplace and have always stepped up to any request.

Please mark your calendar for the MSCA Virtual Spring Workshop on February 19, 2021. We are so excited to have Dr. Russell Sabella as our guest speaker. Our topics include solution-focused brief counseling, small groups, technology tips, and reaching and teaching students remotely.  We will continue to let you know about the workshop and when to sign up.  There is no fee to attend if you are an MSCA member, and you can earn CEU's.

My goal as the MSCA President is to bring a positive impact for all counselors in our state and strive to continue building our profession to be a voice that many need to hear. I want to encourage you to continue to learn new skills, so you are up to date with your students' needs and find creative ways to promote your school counseling program.


Heather Norton


Officers 2020 - 2021

Heather Norton

Chancey Fort

Past President:
Michelle Cresap

Joice Greer

Wayne Richie

Elementary VP
Suzanne Stokes

Middle/Junior High VP
Ebonee Magee-Dorsey

Secondary VP
Jennifer Box

Post-Secondary VP
Amanda Winburn 


MSCA 2021 Spring Meeting

February 19, 2021.  Click here for more information.  Registration is free for current MSCA members.  To receive the free membership MSCA members must use download a registration form and return to MCA Headquarters Office.  MCA members and nonmembers must register online.  MCA member registration fee is $25.  Nonmember registration fee is $125.

MSCA 2021 Election Newsletter

Counselor News  2017

September 2017 issue

October 2017 issue

Congratulations to Candie Garrison and Megan Kappenman of Hernando Middle School on being the 5th school in the state of Mississippi to earn the RAMP distinction!  Who's next? 
Mississippi Ramp Winners Candie Garrison and Megan Kappenman


Twenty-five school counselors from Mississippi were present for the ASCA National Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Picture below left to right are:
Melissa Windham, Michelle Cresap, Paulette Edwards, Crystal Brewer, Lori Parker, Heather Norton, Brooke Jenkins,  and Eddie Burgo.

MS School Counselors at ASCA

Bylaws Revised February 2016


2015 Spring Newsletter


Counselor News: Spring 2014

Spring 2014: Read Now

Counselor News: Winter 2014

Winter 2014: Read Now



Links & Resource

MS Department of Ed

MS Department of Ed School Counseling Many resources available here, including The Handbook for School Counselors