Congratulations to our newest members to the SACES Leadership team! Voting ended October 5, 2018. If you are interested in being a future SACES leader, our next call for nominations will be in early Fall 2019. If you have questions regarding the 2018 SACES nominations or elections, please contact Dr. Casey Barrio Minton, SACES Past-President.
It is with pleasure and excitement that I express my interest to serve as SACES Secretary for the 2019-2020 term. I am dedicated to the field of counselor education and counseling as my passions are founded in helping and serving others. I find motivation and joy in creating effective and intentional collaborations that create an atmosphere of growth, learning, and development. My commitment and interest in being part of SACES began early on in my doctoral studies. I was selected as a 2016 SACES Emerging Leader, earned a 2016 SACES Best Practice and Research Award Grant, and was selected as the 2017 SACES Outstanding Graduate Student, Doctoral Level Award. I quickly saw how these opportunities made available to graduate students demonstrated the high level of commitment SACES has in supporting and advocating for graduate students’ growth and development. I have also had opportunities to connect with executive board members of various educational organizations. In my role as Communications Chair for the Counseling and Human Development division (Division E) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), I am responsible for maintaining an open and productive lines of communication through the development and maintenance of the AERA Division E website and through social media platforms. I hope to apply this same communication style as SACES Secretary. Furthermore, as a former Co-Secretary for the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Student Organization (CEDSO) at the University of Central Florida, I further developed an appreciation and understanding for the need of maintaining organized records. As a member of the Specialty Standards and Statements committee for the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), I contribute to making sure the standards of AARC are current and relevant for its members. Finally, as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas, I am grateful to have the opportunity to support and mentor students through SACES’ objectives of Scholarship, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Supervision. Ultimately, in serving as your SACES secretary, I will continue to embody and encourage these very objectives that make SACES and its members a strong force within the world of counselor education. I appreciate your time and consideration for the opportunity to serve as your SACES Secretary for the 2019-2020 term. Thank you.