Enhancing The Principal–School Counselor Relationship: A Toolkit

The Principal–School Counselor Toolkit represents a collaborative resource that acknowledges and celebrates the influence of the collaboration of principals and school counselors in school communities. This resource elevates promising practices refreshed from the previous edition and adds findings from stakeholder surveys, interviews, and focus groups, and the rich contributions of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Throughout this toolkit, you’ll find resources to help guide discussions, self-appraisals, reflections, and implementation of strategy. This toolkit will also help you plan for the arrival of a new leader and/or a new counselor, the start of a new academic year or term, the creation of a school-based leadership team, and more. Wherever appropriate, you can adjust these resources to ensure they are suited to your needs and the context relevant for your school community.