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National School Counseling Appreciation Week

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated February 5-9, 2024. This year’s message is “School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused.” National School Counseling Week highlights the huge impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

School counselors work with administrators, teachers, staff, and families to ensure all students have the opportunity to build a relevant academic and career program. ​​“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “School counselors are integral to student success.” Read more about some of the amazing things school counselors can help with on the DoDEA’s website: You can also reach out to your school’s counselor(s) to learn more about the important role they have played in your life or your child’s life. 

If you have the opportunity to see any of these smiling faces during this week of celebration, make sure to express your gratitude! We know that as a District, we are absolutely better #becauseofU! #thankaschoolcounselor #NSCW24

UCSD School Counseling Team: 

Duffield JillMcKenna AmberSalter CarmenWagner Darlene

UHS: Jill Duffield, Amber McKenna, Carmen Salter, Darlene Wagner

Gabriel MarissaLaizure CarrieReyna Yerliana

UMS: Marissa Gabriel, Carrie Laizure, Yerliana Reyna

Karen Acres: Melissa MacGregor

McElroy Melissa

Olmstead: Melissa McElroy

Donner 2022

Valerius: Liz Donner

Brady, Joleen

Webster: Joleen Brady

Jhonna Keller

Metro West Learning Academy: Jhonna Keller