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Posted March 19, 2014

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APS Seeking Nominations for Counseling Advocate of the Year

Nominations are due April 7. The winner will be recognized during the end-of-year counselor presentations on Tuesday, May 1, at the African American Center for Performing Arts.

Do you know a supportive and/or innovative site-based administrator who deserves an award for his/her outstanding effort in supporting counselors and counseling programs in schools? The Counseling Department in the Student, Family & Community Supports Division would like to recognize that person in front of his/her peers.

Please read and fill out the nomination form and send it back to Lori Baeza at City Centre 395 West or e-mail: lori.baeza@aps.edu Fax: 855-9860 by April 7, 2014.

The criteria are as follows:

  • The administrator advocates for the school counseling program by supporting the counselor’s implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which aligns with the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC 6.63.6.9) and the American School Counselor Association National Model. A comprehensive program addresses the personal/social, academic, and career needs of all students and includes the following four components:
  1. Counseling curriculum through classroom lessons and small group support sessions
  2. Individual student planning by coordinating ongoing systemic activities designed to assist the student in establishing personal goals and developing future plans
  3. Responsive services by providing short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, making referrals, and consulting as needed to meet the needs of students, parents and staff
  4. System support through professional development, needs assessment, program evaluation, etc. necessary to maintain the program.
  • The administrator supports the counselor(s) in keeping well-versed in current district procedures and updated information by encouraging regular attendance at district counseling meetings as well as Professional Development opportunities, and by signing off on the Annual Agreement and Master Calendar.
  • The administrator/advocate supports the school counseling program by expecting the school counselor to engage in appropriate school counseling duties while keeping non-counseling duties to a minimum.
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