“National School Counseling Week provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive, data-driven, school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they work to meet the challenges of the 21st century," said CSD Supervisor of Counseling, Holistic Support & K-12 Testing Dr. Raymond Realdine.
National School Counseling Week shines a light on the contributions of professional school counselors and how students are different as a result of their work. More than 100,000 school counselors across the country are participating in the program. As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, Cheltenham School District will be facilitating a number of recognition events designed to celebrate its 16 counselors:
CHS: Lori Cohen, Ambrocia Martin, Michael DiPiero, Ahn Tran-Doerr, Keila Vargas, Paul Bryant and Spentley Toran
CBK: Khary Blackmon, Danielle Schueller and Sarah Chernov
EP: Jane Donohue and Cyd Smith
Elementary Schools: Susan Austin, Gabe DiBerardinis, Carli Segal and Tracy Keeley
Dr. Realdine cited school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for partnering with families as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for 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.