The Wisconsin School Counselors Association (WSCA) recently announced their Program of Promise Award Winners. Congratulations is extended to our elementary school counselors – Kelly Curtis, Chris Strop, Sarah Flier, and Aria Krieser!
This year, seven school counseling programs received the prestigious Program of Promise award from the Wisconsin Counselor Association (WSCA). Awards were presented to school counselors who met or exceeded the requirements in a submitted Wisconsin School Counselor Accountability Report (WSCPAR) in February 2020.
- EP Rock Elementary School (Kelly Curtis) implemented a multi-tiered support approach with staff and students and decreased behavior referrals for students of color by 38%, closing the gap between students of color and white students.
- At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (Aria Krieser), 57% of students met their MAP reading targets (who had not met the year prior) after participating in an academic success group facilitated by the school counselor.
- The North Hudson Elementary School (Chris Strop) counseling program reduced tardies by 36% for students with excessive attendance concerns.
- Willow River Elementary School (Sarah Flier) students gained a total of 11.65 hours of instructional time from counselor intervention due to a decrease in nurse visits.
The Program of Promise award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from WSCA. This award is granted to a small number of Wisconsin schools each year. To be considered, the school counselor(s) must submit an accountability report fulfilling stringent data expectations set forth by the Wisconsin School Counselor Association. This peer reviewed report illustrates the impact that the school counseling program has had on the academic, social-emotional and career development of students in the school.
Special shout out to Sarah Flier who also received the WI School Counselor of the Year award.