When your refer to us by our new school counselor title, it is a vote of confidence that we appreciate.
We come from a long line of service. Did you know that guidance was advocating for child employment reform in the 1900’s? Or that guidance was a key point of focus in the National Defense Education Act of 1958 that helped the United States put a man on the moon in 1969?
Guidance in the 21st century has led us to a new professional framework and title: school counselor. We now work to implement data-informed comprehensive programs that promote prevention and address multiple challenges that include advancing technology, mental health concerns and access to college and career options.
We thank you for your continued trust and support as we continue to make new contributions and advancements under the banner of school counselor.
Publishers note – LINK for Counselors made the decision a few years ago to use the term “school counselor” rather than “guidance counselor” in all our published articles. The above definition/piece was posted by Bob Tyra in the High School Counselors Network Group on Facebook.