Not only do school counselors play a vital role in helping students manage their emotions, they also guide students on the path to achieving their academic and career goals.
The Orange County Department of Education has selected five counselors and two counseling advocates from districts throughout the county as this year’s K-12 school counselors and school counseling advocates of the year.
This recognition comes just in time for National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated during the first full week of February. The special week annually acknowledges the unique contributions that these highly-trained counseling professionals have made on student achievement and overall school success. This week’s theme is “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big” in honor of the supports that school counselors offer like academic planning, goal setting and advocacy for students’ needs.
The Orange County School Counselor Recognition Program, led by OCDE, was created five years ago to highlight Orange County’s top professional counselors and their positive impact on the students and campuses they serve.