What is your advice to high school counselors juggling a large number of students?

Ann HerbenerAnn Herbener
College Counselor
Papillion-La Vista High School
I am a college counselor at a school of 1,500 students—the only college counselor. We divide our duties into domains where college counseling is my only job. I work with students attending four-year colleges while our career counselor works with those going to two-year colleges. The guidance lessons that I give each year in the classroom are the best way to get information to all students. Other forms of communication—e-mails, mailings, automated phone calls—also help me ensure that I am educating all students. But nothing replaces one-on-one individual meetings with every student so I can meet their specialized needs.

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