Past President - Amy DeGroot-Hammer

Amy DeGroot-Hammer - Past -President

Hello Iowa School Counselors & Friends...

Welcome to the Iowa School Counseling Association website!

It is with great excitement that I write this greeting to you. I am excited to be starting my term as Immediate Past President of the Iowa School Counselor Association. I have served on the ISCA board for the past three years as President Elect-Elect, President-Elect, and President. What growth we have seen!  Thank you for all of your professional involvement and for doing all that you do for students across this great state.  

We have had a great summer of learning at the ASCA Leadership Development Conference and School Counselor Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  What an exciting time to be a school counselor!  

Our Counseling Association is such a fabulous organization on both the state and national level. There are so many resources available to us, as school counselors. We just need to know that these resources are there – and how to utilize them.

As an ISCA Board Member I am here to serve you. I am thrilled to be a part of assisting you and recognize the positive difference you make in the lives of our Iowa students.

I was born in Sioux City, Iowa. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. After two years of teaching, I attended the University of South Dakota where I earned my M.A. in Professional School Counseling and completed my Ed. D. in 2002.

I have been an elementary school counselor in Nebraska and Iowa for 13 years, and a high school counselor for 10 years.

I understand the importance in having counseling programs based on the ASCA standards and addressing the social/emotional, academic, and career needs of each student in ALL Iowa schools. It is imperative that our standards-based, data driven, comprehensive programs are an integral part of educating students to be career, college, and citizen ready for future success.

I am excited for our continued growth and look forward to working with you all. Please contact any member of the ISCA Board if there is anything we can do to assist you.

In Unity,

Amy DeGroot-Hammer, Immediate Past President 2015-2016


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