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Dr. Bernell Elzey Jr., LPC, NCC

2024 LSCA President.jfif

In our roles as school counselors and school counselor educators, we are not just guides; we are catalysts for change, empowerment, and growth. Each day, we have the privilege of shaping the futures of our students, fueling their minds with knowledge, empathy, and inspiration.

As we embark on this journey together, I am deeply honored to step into the role of president for the coming term. With a shared dedication to excellence in education and the holistic development of our students, I am thrilled to introduce our theme for this pivotal year: Fueling Minds, Sparking Courage, and Igniting Passions.

Courage is not merely the absence of fear; it is the strength to confront challenges, embrace vulnerability, and step into the unknown with confidence. As counselors, we have the power to spark courage in our students, helping them navigate life's complexities and emerge stronger and more resilient.

Yet, in order to truly fulfill our mission of guiding and empowering the next generation, we must also invest in our own growth and development. That is why I am committed to increasing professional development opportunities for all counselors across Louisiana. By expanding access to training, workshops, and resources, we can enhance our skills, deepen our understanding, and stay at the forefront of best practices in our field. Together, let us seize every opportunity to sharpen our tools, elevate our practice, and ultimately, better support the diverse needs of our students.

But perhaps most importantly, we have the opportunity to ignite passions within our students—the driving forces that propel them toward their dreams and aspirations. Whether it's through academic pursuits, extracurricular activities, or personal interests, we can fan the flames of curiosity and enthusiasm, fostering a lifelong love of learning and discovery.

Together, let us embrace this theme not just as words on paper, but as a guiding philosophy that informs our every action and decision. Let us fuel the minds of our students, spark courage in their hearts, and ignite passions that will illuminate their paths to success.

I am excited to collaborate with each of you in the months ahead as we work tirelessly to support the academic, social, and emotional well-being of every student in Louisiana. Together, we can make a difference—one mind, one heart, one passion at a time.

With gratitude and determination,
Dr. B. Elzey, Jr, LPC, NCC

Executive Board
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Committee Chairs
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School Counselors of the Year

Newly Elected Officers 2023

Past LSCA Presidents

Over 50  Years of Outstanding Leadership

Agnes Shaw 1970-71 (Dec)
Charles Thompson and Frances Meyers 1971-72
Mary Higginbotham 1972-73
Betty Levine 1973-74
Harold Landreneaux 1974-75
Geraldine Fletcher 1975-76
Sadie Bodden 1976-77
Bob Viguere 1977-78
Tom Hosie 1978-79
​Mable Santa Marina 1979-80
Kenny Curtis 1980-81 
Roxy Denison 1981-82 
Eloise Brown 1982-83 
Bess Johnson 1983-84 
Ethel Taylor 1984-85 
Janet Van Halen 1985-86 
Billy Fly 1986-87 

Kay Robinson 1987-88

Diane Austin 1988-89

 Rhonda Chambers 1989-90 
Dorothy Stepteau 1990-91 
Sharon Rogers 1991-92 
Barry Solar 1992-93 
Patricia Thomas 1993-94
Charles Ortego 1994-95  (Dec)
Walda Gibbs 1995-96
Ruth Thomas 1996-97
Shirley Colomb 1997-98
Suzanne Mayeau 1998-99
Karen Pique 1999-2000
Sammie Saulsbury 2000-01
Cindy Francis 2001-02
Josephine Hawkins 2002-03 
Alice Cryer-Sumler 2003-04

Robin Olivier 2004-05

Sundy Barjon 2005-07

Iman En-Nabut 2007-08

Wendy Rock 2008-09

Dee Piazza 2009-10
Brenda Eccles 2010-11
Mike Lefort 2011-12
Cathy Smith 2012-13
Jennifer Curry 2013-14
Frank Phinney 2014-15
Tara Washington 2015-16
Reshelle Marino 2016-17
Royce Hooks 2017-18
Denise Latour 2018-19 
Veronica Douglas 2019-20

Ariel Mitchell 2020-21

Kesha Simmons 2021-22

Dymphna Davis 2022-23

Taneka Fuller 2023-24

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