Colorado School Counselor Association

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AWARDS 2016

 

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 School Counselor of the Year awards program. The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates - and often lifesavers- for the state's students. 


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School Counselor of the Year

The Colorado School Counselor Association (CSCA) is the state division of the American School Counselor Association, and represents the more than 1,600 school counselors in the state of Colorado. Annually, we recognize the best professionals in our field including: an outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, high school, K-12 counselor, and counselor educator. We acknowledge each counselor for the quality of service he/she provides students, families, schools and districts in which he/she works. By nominating a school counselor in your building, you are giving a well-deserved tribute to a colleague.  Additionally, winners of the CSCA School Counselor of the Year Award will be nominated for the national American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor of the Year Award!

Recipients:

Stephanie Trudeaux

Park Elementary
Durango 9R School District
 


Virginia Justis
Hamilton Middle School
Denver Public School


Cassie Poncelow 
Poudre High School
Poudre School District

 


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School Counselor Advocate of the Year

The School Counselor Advocate of the Year nominees may be district or building level administrators, school board members, legislators, or supervisors of guidance services who have made significant contributions to the implementation and improvement of school counseling programs. The purpose of the Advocate of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their belief in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on counselors and their students at the local, state, or national level. 

Recipient: Dan Hoff
Executive Director of Alternative and Nontraditional Education | Colorado Springs School District 11
Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO. 


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Lance Huffman Award

The CSCA Lance Huffman Award is given to a board member that has contributed to the association and profession. The purpose of the award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated leadership within the association, and have advocated to educate, promote and further the profession, not only within the state, but at the national level as well. 

Recipient: Sameen Debard

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CSCA RAMP


Recipient: Grandview High School (Re-Ramp)

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Carol Hacker Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The Colorado School Counselor Association is proud to honor Dr. Carol Hacker with the Carol Hacker Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship. Carol was a school counselor and crisis counseling specialist in the Jefferson County Schools for many years. She was a strong advocate for the profession of school counseling and a pioneer in the field. In the 1980's she and Dr. Gary Borgstrom started a Peer Counseling Program at Columbine High School and soon after initiated the CSCA Peer Counselor Conference for training peer counselors. To honor her, CSCA established a memorial scholarhsip, funded from our conference drawing. 

Recipient:


Christina Cloyes

University of Northern Colorado 


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Carla Mulkey Memorial Scholarship Recipient


Carla was committed to supporting excellence in School Counseling in Durango as well as statewide. She was a School Board member for 9-R and 2009 Elementary School Counselor of the Year. In addition, to being President of CSCA in 2002-03, she also secured grants to support counselor' work thoughout Colorado. Her family honors her memory and love of school counseling by providing scholarship funds for graduate students in a school counselor preparation program

Recipient:


Paige Rutkowski
Adams State University


 
 
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NOMINATE AN ADVOCATE

CSCA's Counselor Advocate of the Year Awards

The School Counselor Advocate of the Year nominees may be district or building level administrators, school board members, legislators, or supervisors of guidance services who have made significant contributions to the implementation and improvement. of school counseling programs. The purpose of the Advocate of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their belief in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on counselors and their students at the local, state, or national level. Nominate an Advocate HERE.