Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3-7, 2014

School counselors are an integral part of the entire school community. National School Counseling Week, celebrated February 3-7, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

School counselors work alongside teachers, parents and administrators to help students develop skills they need to become responsible adults. They help students plan, monitor and manage their own learning, consult with teachers, parents and administrators to meet each student’s needs, provide support to the school’s educational program, and manage activities that enhance the total guidance program.

For Erica Scott, who serves as guidance director at Hillcrest High, the most rewarding part of the job is when she sees students making changes in their lives that directly impact their success. “I enjoy working with students, encouraging them to make better choices and helping them reach their potential,” she said.

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