“Be focused. Be determined. Be empowered. Be hopeful. Lead by example, with hope never fear.” –First Lady, Michelle Obama (FLOTUS)
As honored from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) website, today reminds all of us in the field of Education about the power, role and dedication that our thousands of school counselors showcase, day in and day out, in millions of student lives. Today, for the last time, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, was able to speak directly to a few of these tireless School Educators/Counselors and thank them for their work and encouragement for ALL students. To have the drive, tenacity and will to lead in their future without fear. If you haven’t had a chance to hear her speech from 1/6/2017, please see the link here:
Congratulations to the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, Terri Tchorzynski, from Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. “For students, Terri is a tireless advocate, who in every decision and action asks herself, ‘what is in the best interest for this student?’ For the profession of school counseling, Terri is dedicated to advancing the ideals of counseling, career and college readiness and ethics," said Tim Staffen, principal, Calhoun Area Career Center. Read more
Also, congratulations to the State Representatives and the four finalists:
- Jennifer Adams, Carolina Springs Middle School (Lexington, SC)
- Rebecca Lallier, Dothan Brook School (White River Junction, VT)
- Dawn Mann, Harrison High School (Kennesaw, GA)
- Yuridia Nava, Riverside Polytechnic High School (Riverside, CA)
Furthermore, as stated in her delivery and speech, School Counselors are a key role in students “reaching higher” and aspiring to go to college, vocational careers and preparing for their future.
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