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Honors and Recognitions

Posted: July 31, 2014

Mrs. Obama Gives Shout Out to APS Counselor

The First Lady mentioned Kendra Moulton of E.G. Ross ES during an address at the American School Counselor Association's annual conference.

A group of APS counselors attended the conference in Orlando, Fla., where they heard Michelle Obama recognize Kendra Moulton of E.G. Ross Elementary for creating a college mindset in elementary school.

Here's the excerpt:

"And Kendra Moulton -- is Kendra -- is she in the house? Well, let me tell you about Kendra, because she couldn’t make it. (Laughter.) She’s a school counselor at the Edmund G. Ross Elementary School in Albuquerque, and --


MRS. OBAMA:  Yeah -- (laughter) -- and works to create a college mindset starting as early as kindergarten.  She does this by plastering her school with college pennants, and sponsoring college T-shirt days. She conducts career days with fifth graders, pushing them to think about the higher education that they’re going to need for the jobs of their dreams."

Read the speech.

Those attending the conference included Vicki Price of Desert Ridge MS, Debra Chandler of La Cueva HS, Lia Harmon-Martinez of Albuquerque High, Catherine Allen of Madison MS, and counseling director Leslie Kelly.

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