National School Counseling Week 2013

National School Counseling Week 2013, “School Counseling: Liberty and Learning for All,” will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. Counselors instruct classroom lessons on relationships, community and skill building. They engage students in small and large groups focusing on specific topics such as friendships, anxiety and coping. Counselors support students when they are in crisis. In addition, they assist students with career planning.

Counselors make substantial contributions each day to school connectedness, which is the belief held by students that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals—is an important protective factor. Research has shown that young people who feel connected to their school are less likely to engage in many risk behaviors1, including early sexual initiation, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and violence and gang involvement.

DASD School Counselors2

Back, L-R: Linda Bergh, Stefanie Muller, Judi Walsh, Chris Micklos, Sara Ensign & Rebecca Schneider. Front, L-R: Valerie Breit, Liza Hahn, Cori Denk, Jackie Broom

Thank you to the outstanding counselors that serve our district:

  • Linda Bergh – EPES & Kindergartens
  • Stefanie Muller – WES
  • Cori Denk – YES
  • Jackie Broom – DAMS
  • Liza Hahn – DAMS
  • Valerie Breit – DAMS
  • Sara Ensign – DAHS
  • Judi Walsh – DAHS
  • Chris Micklos – DAHS
  • Rebecca Schneider – DAHS

 

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