School Counselor of the Year Nomination 2024-2025

School Counselor of the Year

This award is meant to recognize individual school counselors who devote their careers to serving as advocates for Wisconsin students, addressing their academic, social-emotional, and career development. These individuals influence the school counseling profession through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration and will be encouraged to represent Wisconsin at a national level once recognized.

*The counselor nominated must be a member of WSCA to be eligible to win.*

Nomination Questions:

1) How has the counselor used data in their comprehensive school counseling program to provide equity and access to all students? Please be specific, provide data or examples

2) How has the school counselor demonstrated leadership in the school community? Please be specific and provide examples.

Possible examples could be a particularly effective collaborative effort with stakeholder populations such as administrators, faculty, parents and/or the community.

3) How are students different as a result of the school counseling program? Please be specific.

4) How has the school counselor advocated for the profession based on the ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards & Competencies?

M 1. Every student can learn, and every student can succeed.
M 2. Every student should have access to and opportunity for a high-quality education.
M 3. Every student should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary opportunities.
M 4. Every student should have access to a school counseling program.
M 5. Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, families, teachers, administrators, other school staff and education stakeholders.
M 6. School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state and nation.
M 7. School counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes.

View our grading rubric for this award to see the criteria used when selecting the award recipient.

Nomination Instructions:

Fill out the form below to submit your nomination online.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: May 23, 2024
DEADLINE:  September 15, 2024

Questions? Contact Marianne Matt, WSCA Professional Recognition & Scholarship Director, at scholarship@wscaweb.org

2024-2025 School Counselor of the Year Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information

  • Please Answer the Following Questions:

  • Question 1: How has the counselor used data in their comprehensive school counseling program to provide equity and access to all students? Please be specific and provide examples.
  • Question 2: How has the school counselor demonstrated leadership in the school community? Please be specific and provide examples.
    Possible examples could be a particularly effective collaborative effort with stakeholder populations such as administrators, faculty, parents and/or the community.
  • Question 3: How are students different as a result of the school counseling program? Please be specific and provide examples.
  • Question 4: How has the school counselor advocated for the profession based on the ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards & Competencies? Please be specific and provide examples.
    • M 1. Every student can learn, and every student can succeed.
    • M 2. Every student should have access to and opportunity for a high-quality education.
    • M 3. Every student should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary opportunities.
    • M 4. Every student should have access to a school counseling program.
    • M 5. Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, families, teachers, administrators, other school staff and education stakeholders.
    • M 6. School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state and nation.
    • M 7. School counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes.
  • Nominator Contact Information

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