Whether you have a child in school, work as a school counselor, or work alongside them, this is the week to express your support for and appreciation of school counselors. The U.S. House and Senate both passed resolutions designating this week as National School Counseling Week.
For more information, go to the American School Counselor Association’s website.
Today I came across school counselor and leader Robert Bardwell’s column for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican. He brings up an excellent point: the typical school counselor today is not the same one you yourself may have encountered as a student. The profession has been reinvented with new responsibilities and talent.
And we need school counselors more than ever. Think about where our country is today – with one of the lowest high school graduation rates among developed countries. School counselors are not the cure-all, but they certainly help, through efforts in student support, advocacy and career education.