Last week while I was in Sacramento meeting with Dr. Wesley Smith, Executive Director for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), our conversation evolved in an unexpected way. We found that we both shared a very strong concern for undocumented youth in California and have made efforts to help our members service this population during these uncertain times. I gave Dr. Smith a CASC Undocumented Ally campaign sticker and explained the certificated-level training program we are offering as a unique professional development opportunity during the preconference sessions on October 22, 2017 at the Riverside Convention Center. Dr. Smith expressed a strong interest in better understanding the advocacy and leadership roles of school counselors in this effort, and of course, I invited key leaders from ACSA to attend.
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