Maury County Schools Celebrate School Counselors Week Feb 6-10

“Helping Students Realize Their Potential”

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Feb. 6—–10, by Maury County Public Schools. The week of honoring school counselors will be to focus public attention on the contribution of professional school counselors in school districts and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

National School Counseling Week highlights the significant impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve success academically, personally, socially, emotionally, and in career-planning

The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs and help students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. “Counselors also work with teachers, administrators, other educators, and outside professionals to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves,” according to Dr. Robb Killen, supervisor of counseling and mental health at MCPS.

Dr. Killen said school counselors are actively engaged in working with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world and counselors focus on positive ways to enhance students’ overall development.

As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, Maury County Schools will honor our school counselors. Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counseling programs should contact their child’s school counselor. Additional school counseling information is located on the counseling and mental health page on the MCPS website.

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