Immediate Past President
Amy Dauble-Madigan (Immediate Past President) began her journey with CASC as a volunteer at the 2012 state conference. She loved the experience so much that she stayed involved by becoming Membership Chair and then by running successfully for CASC Executive Vice President in 2015. Her term on the CASC Board ends June 30, 2020. She is currently an elementary school counselor in Culver City USD and is a passionate advocate for elementary school counseling. Her enthusiasm for school counseling is also evident in her role as visiting professor at California State University, Long Beach where she teachers in their school counseling program. She lives with her husband Blair in Marina del Rey and enjoys traveling and yoga.
President Ashley Kruger has served on the CASC board representing elementary school counselors since 2013 and is thrilled to be the 2019 CASC President! She is currently an elementary school counselor in Murrieta Valley Unified School District and is also a trainer and consultant for Hatching Results, where she trains school counselors nationwide in creating comprehensive, ASCA-aligned school counseling programs. Ashley’s knowledge and passion has also led her to work as an adjunct professor in the school counseling program at San Diego State University (SDSU). Additionally, Ashley is a trainer and expert on strategies to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care. Ashley lives in San Diego with her husband and enjoys traveling, music and spending time with family and friends!
Melissa Lafayette (Treasurer) joined CASC leadership team in 2014. She is currently an elementary school counselor in the Romoland School District and is proud that her school counseling colleagues have collectively created a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program to support ALL students. Melissa’s passion for creating comprehensive school counseling programs is also evident in her roles as an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University (SDSU). She is also a Professional Development Specialist with Hatching Results where she supports school counselors, administrators, and district leaders in designing, implementing and evaluating school counseling programs based on a review of needs and goals. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys spending time and traveling with her family.
Joanna Aragon (Secretary) serves as the Secretary on the CASC Board and Executive Council. She chairs the Awards and Recognition Committee and participates as a member of the Policy, Advocacy, and Legislation Committee. She has been a school counselor with the Pittsburg Unified School District (Bay Area) since 1989 when she began as an elementary school counselor. She currently works as a school counselor at Hillview Junior High. Joanna has served on the CASC Board since 2017 and is a passionate advocate for the school counseling profession. Joanna received her bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, her master’s degree from California State University, East Bay and her Multiple Subjects teaching credential from St. Mary’s College of California.