Melissa Murphy, Newsletter Chair
As the Chair of ISCA’s Newsletter Committee, I help produce a newsletter that--I hope--jumps to the top of everyone’s reading list. Joining forces with ASCA has enabled ISCA to provide strong content on topics of interest to our members. It is my hope that the Iowa-specific content is timely and relevant to the needs of our membership and allows a variety of voices to be heard.
I am the school counselor at Springville Secondary School, where I serve approximately 200 students in seventh through twelfth grades. I am fortunate to work with students, families, faculty, and staff who value the work of school counselors and what we do to support students as they work to develop and achieve their goals. Prior to earning my degree in school counseling from The University of Iowa, I taught English/language arts to middle and high school students.
My husband, son, our critters, and I live in rural North Liberty. I have entered what I refer to as the tuition paying years, but being on the cusp on an empty nest allows more time to pursue my own interests: bicycling, canoeing, tromping through the woods with the dog when weather allows, and reading, completing crossword puzzles, and cooking when it doesn’t.