Hi everyone and Happy National School Counseling Week!
I am honored to be the first School of Education faculty blogger for CUNY Lehman College. The Counselor Education/School Counseling Program is in the Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education Department and our department office is Carman Hall B-20. What makes our program special includes our focus on transformed school counseling and college and career access/readiness/success for all K-12 students. Professional School Counselors who graduate from our program focus on helping close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps K-12 so that all students can reach their dreams.
As School Counselors we are professional dream-makers. Check our our partnerships and resources with the National Center for Transforming School Counseling (www.edtrust.org/dc/tsc), the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (nosca.collegeboard.org), and our collaboration with the American School Counselor Association's National Model, Ethics, Competencies, and Standards (www.schoolcounselor.org).
Over the next months, I will be sharing stories and resources about how we are changing the face of school counseling and college access/readiness/admission counseling in the Bronx, metro NYC, and beyond.
If you find folks still using the "g" word, let them know that's soooooooooo 1950s. Guidance is something all adults do for children and adolescents, but it's not a profession. Instead, professional School Counselors implement school counseling programs that give away ACCESS (Academic, Career, College access, Emotional/personal, and Social/cultural Skills) to all students K-12.
Finally, let's dialogue--tell me what will you do this week to thank a K-12 School Counselor and appreciate their School Counseling Program in your school?