Welcome back to the 2022 - 2023 school year! I hope that you are well rested and had a wonderful summer. I truly believe that the year ahead of us is going to be better than the previous year. With that said, I wish you all a smooth transition into the 2022 - 2023 school year.
We have a wonderful schedule planned for you this fall term. Just around the corner is our Fall Membership Kickoff Meeting & Professional Development which will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 4 - 7 pm ET at The Mansion in West Sayville. On top of having our sponsor, Utica University provide an engaging session on new programs, our keynote speaker will be Lorraine Peragallo who will speak on "Understanding the needs of the person with thoughts of suicide / 988 as a community resource." We are offering a 2 for 1 opportunity. One current active member will be able to bring a guest (administrator, administrative assistant, teacher) along with them. Click here to register.
Our next event of the year will be our annual college fair which will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 6 - 8 pm ET at the Radison Hotel - Hauppauge. Programs from around the country are scheduled to attend. Please click here and share the list with your students.
We will close out the 2022 holiday season with our Annual Holiday Happening which will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Flowerfields Celebrations in St. James. Special thanks to Molloy College for sponsoring our Holiday Happening.
In my final year as President, I ask that you submit your professional development proposals. Your feedback is crucial. Click here to submit PD proposals.
I am humbled to work alongside an amazing group of professionals in school counseling, mental health and higher education fields. See you at our fall membership and professional development meeting!
David C. Oroza, M.S. (He/Him/His)
School Counselor Provisional Holder (2021-2026)
President (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023)