Advocate of the Year

We recognize that individuals do not necessarily need to be a school counselor to support and advance the profession, which is why we encourage our members to nominate for Advocate of the Year. Individuals who have shown exemplary support of school counseling services, outstanding promotion of school counseling services, implementation of new/additional school counseling services and/or improvement of existing school counseling services are excellent candidates for these awards.

About the Advocate of the Year Award

The Advocate Award recognizes a person (not necessarily in a supervisory position) or organization whose advocacy of school counseling has made an impact on a local, state or national level. The Advocate of the Year nominee should NOT be actively employed as a school counselor or as a supervisor/administrator over school counselors or school counseling services at the school, district, or state levels. (Examples of appropriate nominations include parents, community members, school board members, etc.)


  • The activity or accomplishment of the advocate for whom the nomination is made must have occurred within the last five years.
  • Nominees will need to complete online application by December 2, 2019.
  • Winners will be notified by December 10, 2018.
  • Winners will be recognized at AzSCA’s Annual Conference Awards Ceremony on February 3, 2020.
Membership in AzSCA is desired, but not required for the Advocate of the Year Award. For AzSCA membership information please see the membership section of our AzSCA website or contact Jim Taylor, AzSCA Membership Chair, at
For questions on the recognition procedure please contact:

Ivette D'Angelo
AzSCA Professional Recognition Chair: