NMSCA SCOTY

New Mexico School Counselor of the Year Award

Modeled after ASCA's School Counselor of the Year (SCOTY) award, NMSCA seeks to recognize a New Mexico School Counselor who follows best practices in his/her comprehensive school counseling program.


For deadlines, information and application links see below.

Nominations & Application Deadlines

    • Nomination Window Closes: April 20, 2020
    • Nomination Application Due: May 11, 2020
    • The Winner will be notified: May 15, 2020
    • NM ASCA Nominees Due:  May 30, 2020
    • ASCA Applications Due:      TBD by ASCA


Who is    Eligible for Nomination?

School Counselors who have worked in New Mexico for at least one year prior and have been a practicing School Counselor for at least five years (state/location may vary.)

Additional eligibility requirements include:

  • Must hold a master's degree in school counseling or equivalent
  • Must be licensed as a school counselor by the NM PED 
  • Must be an NMSCA and ASCA professional member for at least one year prior to application due date
  • Must not have been an NMSCA School Counselor of the Year finalist within the past five years
  • Cannot be a previous NMSCA School Counselor of the Year or an ASCA School Counselor of the Year.
  • No restrictions on re‐nominating semi‐finalists.
  • Must have been nominated by his or her peer(s) and/or administrator(s).

Nominate a School Counselor

To nominate a School Counselor you will need to know the information below:
  • Applicant's current contact information
  • Number of years experience as a full-time School Counselor
  • Number of years in current position/school


SCOTY Application Process

All nominees will be contacted by NMSCA with application details via email.


NMSCA strongly encourages SCOTY finalists to apply for the ASCA SCOY Award later in the year.

SCOTY Selection Process

Completed applications are screened for eligibility prior to review. 

Please be sure to follow all application guidelines carefully and ensure you meet eligibility requirements. 

NMSCA strongly encourages SCOTY finalists to apply for the ASCA SCOY Award later in the year.

Finalists are generally notified in May.

Previous SCOTY Winners

2018 Kendra Moulton

2017 Katie Doss

2016 Beverly Tenorio

2015 Vicki Price


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