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Sarah Clapham Named 2022 Colorado School Counselor of the Year​!
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Sarah Clapham, school counselor at West Middle School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been named the 2022 Colorado School Counselor of the Year by Colorado School Counselor Association (CSCA). Clapham is a graduate of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, has been a counselor for fourteen years and has been with West Middle School since 2018. The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for their students. Principal, Leilani Mullins, supports Clapham’s efforts throughout the school. Some comments made by her nominators include, “Dynamic, versatile, steady, generous, committed, outstanding; these words resounded throughout the West Middle School and district community when talking about the positive impact Sarah Clapham brings to everything that she does as a school counselor. ” “Sarah’s advocacy, impact, and leadership within the West Middle School community led to a retained school counselor position, and she continues to bring more innovation and intervention– spearheading Sources of Strength coaching, leading the WEB and Smart-Girl programs, and partnering with feeder high school counseling departments to expand 8th to 9th grade transition processes. “
 “Sarah’s integrity is evident in her unwavering inclusion of all members of our diverse community through data-driven innovation and multi-tiered advocacy, while staying calm under pressure and continuing to incorporate opportunities for growth and development.” “Sarah advocates for the counseling profession in our district by serving on a variety of committees, including the ICAP Steering Committee, in which she lends her experience and vision to creating sustainable change to grow the efficacy of our district ICAP programing. She also serves as a mentor to new counselors both within West Middle School and new counselors who are seeking induction mentors.” Clapham was honored as the 2022 Colorado Counselor of the Year at the Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference in October. Clapham will represent Colorado as the School Counselor of the Year in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) annual national School Counselor of the Year award ceremony. 


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The Colorado School Counselor Association represents school counselors at all levels in Colorado. Its purpose is to serve its members and the public through programs that advance guidance and counseling in all school work settings: elementary, middle/junior high, high school, and post-secondary.
CSCA serves over 1,500 school counselors in the state of Colorado.