Counselor Counselors - Making The Difference
At the turn of the 20th century, school counselors did not exist. Instead, teachers used a few minutes of their time to offer vocational guidance to students preparing for work.
The school mission of today is not altogether different than in the 1900s. Today, in a world enriched by diversity and technology, school counselors’ chief mission is still supporting the academic achievement of all students so they are prepared for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
School counselors do not work in isolation;
instead, they are professionals, integral to the total
educational program. This evolution from minutes a
day to trained professionals implementing a school
counseling program is the result of professional
scholars, counselor educators, administrators and
school counselors having the vision, knowledge and
determination to move forward (Hatch & Bowers,
Benefits for Students
Benefits for Parents and Guardians
Benefits for School Boards and Departments of Education
The Office of Institutional Education Programs (OIEP) School Counselors set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for students to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children can achieve academic success.
OIEP School Counselors, thank you for all that you do!
Posted: July 7, 2009