Guidance Counselor Group

Collaboration of School Counselors

School Counselors

This group, which was started during the 2021-2022 school year is comprised of counselors from different districts within the Intermediate Unit. There are four meetings scheduled throughout the year that will allow counselors from various settings to collaborate, as well as receive information from the state level that may pertain to them. The main focus for this school year will be on College and Career Readiness, but will also continue to look at the social/emotional well-being of not only the students they work with, but also the staff.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023


Although the group met during the 2021-2022 school year, there will be a new facilitator running the meetings in the 2022-2023 school year. Stacie Isenberg will be joining the Curriculum Department at the IU in June, and will be facilitating the meetings in the upcoming year. One of Stacie's focuses at the IU will be on College and Career Readiness, and getting students valuable experiences outside of their classrooms. Due to her role at the IU, Stacie would be a very beneficial resource to this group of individuals and the work they do in their districts.

College and Career Readiness Resources

Effective 2018-19 and beyond, there are career plan and portfolio requirements.

  • Grade 5 Benchmark — 6 pieces of evidence between grades K-5
  • Grade 8 Benchmark — 6 pieces of evidence between grades 6-8, including individualized career plan
  • Grade 11 Benchmark — 8 pieces of evidence between grades 9-11, including 2 pieces of evidence that demonstrate career plan implementation

The "minimum two per year" language is included as a guideline for districts to make decisions in the cases of extended absenteeism, transfer, external placement, home or online education, or other enrollment issues. An LEA providing instruction to a student is responsible for collecting two pieces of evidence for each full or mostly full year the student receives instruction, and one piece of evidence for any partial year of instruction.

Enrollment prior to January 1st constitutes full year enrollment; enrollment after January 1st constitutes partial year enrollment. If artifacts follow a transfer student to a receiving district, they should be included in the student's portfolio, but students should not complete assignments from earlier grade bands.

Career Readiness Indicator for the Future Ready PA Index and ESSA Accountability: Guidelines for Evidence Collection

Career Ready PA Coalition

PA Career Ready Skills

Contact Information

Stacie Isenberg

Curriculum Specialist