The VP Elementary serves a three-year term, starting July 1, 2021, and is a resource for elementary counselors, representing their interests in ISCA board decisions. The VP Elementary works with the other Board VP’s to advance professional development opportunities for Iowa school counselors by identifying areas of interest, planning, making contacts, and /or presenting topics for webinars and the annual ISCA conference. The VP Elementary also provides/updates resources and/or links related to elementary counseling for the ISCA website and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and manages the Iowa Scene for elementary issues.
While there are some meetings and individual responsibilities, many of the duties of board members are accomplished via telephone, e-mail, and webinars. All Governing Board members are expected to participate in three ISCA Board meetings held on Saturdays usually in January, April, and September, the annual conference in November in Des Moines, and the Summer Leadership Development Institute (LDI) usually held for two days in July (location to be determined).
The President and President-Elect also represent ISCA at the national ASCA conference, Delegate Assembly, and LDI which are held in the summer and financially supported by the ISCA Board. Board members may also be asked to represent ISCA at state or regional meetings, professional development, and other professional activities.
Members of the Governing Board do not receive any financial compensation for their service. However they are reimbursed for travel expenses and other costs. All Governing Board members are expected to pay for their ISCA conference registration, travel, and hotel.
Those who have been Board members have recognized the additional benefits of this leadership experience that include networking, learning about school counseling issues and strategies to advocate for the profession and for school counseling issues, collegiality, and professional and personal development.