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Posted April 4, 2013

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APS Seeking Nominations for Counselor of the Year

Nominations are due by Friday, April 19. The winner will be recognized during the end-of-year counselor presentations on Tuesday, April 30, at the Hispanic Cultural Center.

Do you know a dedicated, innovative school counselor, school counselor working with families, Crossroads counselor or college and career readiness counselor who deserves an award for his/her outstanding efforts? The APS Counseling Unit would like to recognize her/him at our End of Year Counselor Presentations and Professional Development day on Tuesday, April 30,  at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Please fill out the nomination form and send it back to Leslie Kelly, director of Counseling and Prevention, at City Centre in Room 395W; email it to leslie.kelly@aps.edu; or fax in to 855-9860. The deadline is April 19.

 

The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. The professional school counselor implements a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which aligns with the American School Counselor Association National Model and the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC 6.63.6.9) for School Counseling Competencies. Elementary, middle and high school counseling programs address the personal/social, academic, and career needs of every student through counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and system support.  A comprehensive counseling program has the following documented components: Mission & Philosophy Statements, Management Agreement, Master Calendar, Curriculum Action Plan, and Intentional Action Plan.
  2. He/she follows the Ethical Standards for School Counselors and is well-versed in current district procedures, demonstrated by regular attendance at district counseling in-services, continued professional development, membership in state and national school counseling associations, and documentation of program implementation.
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