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Showing Counselors Appreciation for National School Counseling Week 2020

It's National School Counseling Week! We asked the CollegeXpress community what they appreciate about their counselors. Here are some of the amazing responses!

It’s National School Counseling Week! Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, this appreciation week was created to highlight the hard work and impact school counselors have in helping students like you succeed in school and plan for the future. From assisting with admission essays to helping with the college search and everything in between, what would we do without our school counselors? 

In early January, we asked students to complete a quick survey about their experiences with their school counselors and if they had one in particular they wanted to shout out to thank for all their hard work. We received over 250 responses praising their counselors! Here are a few of the incredible comments from students about how much their counselors have impacted their lives.

Counselor shoutouts from students

Salem High School, Georgia

“Mrs. Johnson gives so much of her time all year round to make sure students get the schedules they want, and she makes her schedule flexible to set up meetings with her.” 

Ridgeview High School, Florida

“I appreciate Mrs. Welch because she’s an amazing counselor. She always has my back, and she works so hard to get me and my fellow classmates to graduate so I feel that it is only right that I can help her out too. She spends so many hours making sure I’m passing and that I’m going to get through college without loans or debt, and she is giving me a great future. She is truly a great person.” 

North Mac High School, Illinois

“Day in and day out, she has teachers and staff swarming her office for a range of reasons, and she somehow always manages to put together a school class schedule that fits as many students' needs as possible. Not only does she do her job well, but she also volunteers her time for the school district as well! She is the head of our school's National Honor Society chapter and volunteers in the youth basketball program. She does so much else that I cannot even keep track of it all!” 

Waterford Kettering High School, Michigan

“When I was diagnosed with cancer, he helped me make all my teachers aware of the situation, my surgery dates, and how long I may be out, and he helped me get any absences excused I needed. All in all, he’s been very helpful and very relieving of any stress I may have that involves school.” 

St. Patrick Catholic High School, Mississippi

“Your goofiness and encouragement are the best part of my day. I admire how you deeply care for each and every one of your students and want to help them accomplish everything they set their mind to.” 

Yutan High School, Nebraska

“Mrs. O’Malley is so intelligent and tries her hardest to make everything work for everyone. She is a master at moving classes around so the most classes can fit in the schedule possible, and when students need help, she always makes time for them!” 

Rossview High School, Tennessee

“Mrs. Parreco was constantly checking up on me, asking me about my day, asking me how I was feeling, and she has truly helped me to learn and acknowledge that there are people who care so much about you. I'm truly thankful for her because she took time out of her days to consolidate, care, and just listen to me when I desperately needed it.” 

Lake Fenton High School, Michigan

“I would definitely like to shout out Mrs. Bailey at Lake Fenton High School in Linden, Michigan. Again, she's the best. She's been a huge help in getting me into more art classes while still scheduling me into all the other required classes in order to graduate. She is very understanding. If I was put into a class that I really didn't want, she would work with me to get me into a class that was a better fit for me. I can't say enough how much I appreciate her and everything she has done for me in my high school years.” 

DSST Green Valley Ranch High School, Colorado

“I would like to shout out Mr. Erickson because he first started out as a physics teacher at my school and then transitioned into a college counselor role where he was able to adapt and support all grades in getting prepared for college. He has worked so hard for each student he helps, looking for colleges that may spark interest in a student's mind, pushing students to do the best work they can to give them the best chance of getting into their dream college, and giving support for those who he is not required to help.” 

Branson High School, Missouri

“Thank you, Mrs. Schneider, for being someone I can go to for anything and trust. You have been there for me through my toughest problems and freaking out about college. You are someone I look up to and respect because you show how the world should treat others through any situation.” 

We hope every counselor has a wonderful National School Counseling Week! If you haven’t joined the CollegeXpress community yet, learn more about us and create a free account here. We’re here to help you help your students!

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