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ASCA welcomes requests from members of the press. To reach school counseling specialists on our staff or board or to speak with local school counselors across the country, please contact on of the below staff members. Note: Email generally results in faster response.

Kathleen Rakestraw
Director of Communications
(703) 683-2722
Email for faster response

Angie Hickman
Director of Research and Marketing
(703) 683-2722

About ASCA
The American School Counselor Association supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to nearly 40,000 professional school counselors around the globe. ASCA administers the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP), the School Counselor of the Year Awards and publishes the ASCA National Model. Download a fact sheet about ASCA.

Student-to-School-Counselor Ratios
ASCA recommends at 250-to-1 ratio. Most states are significantly higher than this. The most recent data available from the National Center for Education Statistics is available here.

Position Statements
ASCA has adopted position statements on a number of education- and school counseling-related topics. View them here.

The Role of the Professional School Counselor
Learn more about what school counselors do, what education and certification they have and what their jobs entail.

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