In an effort to support Leander ISD staff who are interested in becoming school counselors, the LISD Counseling Service Department is offering an Aspiring School Counselor Program beginning Sept. 19.

Leander ISD staff who have completed, are currently enrolled or have been accepted into a school counseling masters program qualify as program candidates. The cohort will meet six times each year, three times a semester, with the goal to support future counselors as they complete their coursework and field experiences. The program will also prepare aspiring school counselors for the specific counseling needs in Leander ISD.

Topics covered in the program include planning and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program, responding to the mental health needs of students, preparing for interviews and creating a plan to build relationships with all stakeholders as a new counselor.

Participants are expected to attend all six program meetings, which will be held Tuesdays from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Cedar Park Middle School library.

To sign up, please complete this form.

Aspiring School Counselor Program Meeting Dates:

  • Sept. 19, 2023
  • Oct. 17, 2023
  • Nov. 14, 2023
  • Jan. 23, 2024
  • Feb. 27, 2024
  • April 2, 2024

Contact Steve Clark at [email protected] or Bethany McPhail at [email protected] with any questions.