National School Counseling Week Honors School Counselors

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) recently sponsored the National School Counseling Week, which was recognized by Alvin Independent School District. National School Counseling Week focuses on the contributions of school counselors in the school system.

“This special week provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Dr. Fred Brent, the new Superintendent of Alvin I.S.D.

School counselors were acknowledged by Alvin I.S.D. during their regular monthly meeting and were thanked for many things, including being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students; and for working with teachers and educators to provide an education system where students can realize their potential.

Professional school counselors are well educated and are generally required to have a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and be certified, experienced educators. School counselors' training and experience make them a vital part of the total education program.

Source: Alvin ISD