CISD celebrates its counselors during National School Counseling Week

February 2, 2021

Crandall ISD is joining the American School Counselor Association this week in celebrating its school counselors. National School Counseling Week is underway from Feb. 1-5 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

“Our counselors in CISD are key to student success,” said Dr. Wendy Eldredge, superintendent of CISD. “Their comprehensive school counseling programs are a vital part of the educational process for all students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. And their efforts have been intensified all year because of Covid. We appreciate them for all they do.”

More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities. But in CISD, the focus is on 10 individuals who help support the social-emotional development of almost 5,000 Pirates:

  • Stefani Cause, Dietz ES
  • Christy McCown, Walker ES
  • Shenise Tett, Noble-Reed ES
  • Cheryl Parks, Wilson ES
  • Vickie Wesley, Martin ES
  • Wendy Adams, Crandall MS
  • Brittany Wilson, Crandall MS
  • Laurie Blair, Crandall HS
  • Kathy Cox, Crandall HS
  • Billy Edmonds, Crandall HS

“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, post-secondary options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”

More general information about National School Counseling Week can be found on ASCA’s website, www.schoolcounselor.org.