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Duplin County Schools Appreciates Our School Counselors

DCS School Counselors 2018-2019

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- February 4, 2019- The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has dedicated the week of February 4-8 as National School Counseling Week. School counselors across Duplin County exemplify this year’s theme:  “School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life.”

The goal of National School Counseling Week according to the ASCA website is, “to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems” and to highlight “the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.”  

Duplin County Schools CTE Instructional Management and Guidance Coordinator, Erica Jones, who works closely with all school counselors, said "this week is a great time to recognize school counselors and thank them for all they do for our students each and every day."

“School counselors are very important members of each school’s staff,” said Jones.  “From a student’s initial enrollment through their school career to graduation, school counselors are there every step of the way.  They provide individual, small group, and classroom counseling sessions. They also make themselves available to students, families and staff as needed. School Counseling Week is a great time for us to recognize all school counselors for their dedication to student achievement and overall well being.”

School counselors work in conjunction with administrators and are valued members of student support teams within each school. They patiently and compassionately provide social and emotional guidance.  Counselors help students find positive ways to navigate social and academic challenges with the understanding that numerous factors can impact students’ ability to focus on academics.

“Our school counselors’ goal is to be available to assist students, families, and staff members with achieving our mission,” said Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan. “On behalf of our Board of Education, I would like to thank all school counselors for all they do to support powerful teaching and learning across Duplin County Schools.”