District Celebrates Special Role of School Counselors This Week

District Celebrates Special Role of School Counselors This Week
Posted on 02/01/2016
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Counseling Week

The Pasadena ISD, in partnership with the American School Counselor Association, is celebrating National School Counseling Week through the end of this week.

This celebration focuses public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students benefit from their work. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact counselors can have in helping students achieve success and plan for the future.

The Pasadena ISD cites counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.

Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

"School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options and personal/social skills,” said Dr. Kwok-Sze Wong, the ASCA's executive director. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators.”

The Pasadena ISD employs over 120 school counselors in the district's 67 schools. Help us honor them this week during National School Counseling Week by thanking a counselor today.