It is always an exciting event when a member of the Gonzaga University School Counseling Program family recieves recognition for their work, whether on a departmental, regional, or national level. Every year the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) honors one school counselor from around the country with the title of "School Counselor of the Year" who ASCA descrbes as being:
"(t)he best of the best- school counselors who are running a top-notch comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle, or high school level."
Nominees and finalists are judged by a panel on the follwing criteria: creative school counseling innovations, effective counseling programs, leadership skills, and contributions to student enhancement. The winner is selected from up to 10 finalists who travel to Washington, D.C. and participate in celebratory events during National School Counseling Week in February.
On behalf of the Counselor Education Department at Gonzaga University we would like to congratulate our alumnus Cory Notestine on being selected as one of the 2015 ASCA School Counselor of the Year Finalists!