Celebrating School Counselors
This year MCAN requested nominations for the Steward Award for the 2017 College Access Impact Awards, and we were blown away by the responses we received. It was incredible to see how many amazing, dedicated high school counselors are working across Michigan to ensure all students are socially, academically, logistically, and financially prepared for postsecondary education.
Though we won’t announce the winner of the Steward Award until the 2017 College Access Impact Awards on March 13 (register here), we wanted to give you a glimpse at a few of the nominees. Each day this week, in celebration of National School Counseling Week, we’re going to share a new counselor profile on this blog and on MCAN’s Facebook page and Twitter. Join us in celebrating the hard work of this incredible lineup of counselors!
Tuesday’s Featured Counselor: Brenda Averett
School: Ypsilanti Community Schools
Years served as a school counselor: 20 years
“I am passionate regarding college and career readiness, because I know if we expose students earlier to career planning students, they will realize the correlation between academic performance and their future aspiration, therefore setting higher academic goals.”