About Us

Who Are We?

A group of volunteer board members governed by formal bylaws.

Our board and members consist of:

  • College admission staff
  • High school, middle school and elementary school counselors
  • School psychologists and social workers
  • Private counselors
  • School administrators
  • Graduate students in any education related program!

Our Mission

WPRCA is the local affiliate of the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA). WPRCA offers its members professional development and networking opportunities as well as scholarships to enhance professional knowledge. The association is governed by a formal constitution and by-laws and an Executive Board comprised of elected and appointed members representing all facets of the membership.

What We Do

We plan approximately 5 events each school year that pertain to a variety of topics relevant for primary, secondary and/or college counseling. These events are typically sponsored by local colleges, include dinner and an education about the sponsoring institution as well as from the guest speaker of the event. For the cost of $35, your annual membership, you have access to all 5 events!

2018-2019 Event Calendar

How to Effectively Work with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY


Sponsored by Manhattan College

*Reception to follow

Assisting Students Navigating the NCAA Recruiting Process

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY


Sponsored by Manhattanville College

*Reception to follow

Details Coming Soon! (The Barbara Christie Program)

March, 2019


*Reception to follow

WPRCA End of Year Retirement Celebration

May, 2019

Iona College

New Rochelle, NY


Sponsored by Iona College

*Reception to follow

Event Flyers

Autism Event Flyer (jpeg)



To become a WPRCA member (or renew membership) please follow the two steps below.

Please join or renew now for the 2018-2019 school year! 

(Our membership year runs from September 1st - August 31st)

STEP 1: Fill out the Form ->

STEP 2: Pay Your Membership Dues!

*If you are renewing your membership via school purchase order, click below to find our mail-in form.

Mail-In Membership Form (PDF)


Contact Us

Please feel free to reach out!

Board President, Mary Lou Baird

Email:  Glidder919@aol.com

Phone:  914-584-7181