The Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) is proud to announce the 2013 Professional Recognition Award recipients for School Counselor of the Year and Advocate of the Year. The School Counselor of the Year award recognizes counselors who are successfully implementing innovative, comprehensive, and data driven counseling programs that support students’ career, personal/social and academic development. These individuals are leaders who, in collaboration with other stakeholders in the educational community, promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences with the purpose of maximizing achievement for all students. The Advocate of the Year award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated belief in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on school counselors and students at the local or state or national level.
Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Ms. Jill Goodman, Whittier Elementary School, Frederick, Maryland. “Ms. Goodman’s heart is truly with the children, families and staff she serves and comes in contact with on a daily basis.” said Judith Michael, First Grade Teacher at Whittier Elementary School.
Middle School Counselor of the Year: Mr. William Marchione, Piccowaxen Middle School, Newburg, Maryland. “Mr. Marchione’s passion for children is second to none.” said Kenneth Schroeck, Principal of Piccowaxen Middle School. “He understands the importance of motivating students and is always a catalyst and positive influence that struggling learners need in their lives.”
Counselor Advocate of the Year: Ms. Lisa Boarman, Coordinator of School Counseling And Related Services, Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, Maryland. Ms. Boarman has been an elementary and middle school counselor and is currently an associate professor in school counseling at Loyola University. She said, “I feel fortunate to spend my days supporting the 150 counselors in Howard County Public Schools.” According to the counselors she serves, that feeling is mutual!
MSCA is proud to honor these award recipients at our Recognition Luncheon at the Maryland School Counselor Association Annual Conference, April 19, 2013 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD.
The Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) is a chartered division of the American School Counselor Association and the Maryland Association of Counseling and Development. Our mission is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and to foster the full potential of all students regarding academic, career, and social-personal growth.
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