Welcome to the GSCA Mentoring Program. Your Mentoring Chair for this year is Malti Tuttle. We are so excited about providing support and resources through GSCA for our new counselors and students throughout the state of Georgia.
We are inviting you to join us this year in being a member of our Mentoring Team. We are looking for veteran professional school counselors that are willing to share their experiences and offer support to new professional school counselors in the field. We are continuously seeking new mentee counselors that we will match up with the mentors. Mentees will receive assistance with resources and professional nurturance to develop confidence and direction in their careers. To sign up to be a mentor or mentee, please see below for applications. You are certainly welcome to send us any items of information that you would like to share with others. Please help us to promote this program by recruiting mentees that are new GSCA members.
Purpose and Invitation to Participate
The purpose of the GSCA Mentoring Program is to create a network of services that addresses the many varied needs of first year professional school counselors. Those needs include support, resources and professional guidance and nurturance.
Words of Wisdom
Your first few days will be quite busy in your new environment. Try to make a one on one contact with every one that you can to meet them and let them know that you are new in the building and are interested in what they do. These personal contacts can and will pay off when you have questions about who to contact for different needs. You can start a special resource folder for contacts in the building. If someone provides special help, always let them know how much you appreciate what they do. Sometimes a little note in their box or a quick e-mail can brighten up their day. Chocolate or another small treat will make you a lifelong friend!
Tips to Not Just Survive, But THRIVE as a New School Counselor!