As a professional school counselor, the mission of my counseling program is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that will provide every student with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to promote and advocate for a positive learning environment. Through leadership, advocacy and collaboration, I hope to promote “equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students” (Sandhu, 2000)(American School Counselor Association, 2009). I will “support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all students through culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs” (Lee, 2001) (American School Counselor Association, 2009). My goal is to empower all students in their personal, social, academic, and career development. Through partnerships with administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and other community stakeholders, students will have the ability to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and personal advocates for themselves so that they in turn will be successful not only as students but also as citizens of their communities.
To provide every student the encouragement, support, academic skills and interpersonal skills to reach their highest potential.