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School Counselor of the Year 

Congratulations to 2018 School Counselor of the Year Kirsten Perry, school counselor, Lawndale Community Academy. Perry, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and DePaul University, has been a school counselor for six years and has been at Lawndale since 2015. 

The School Counselor of the Year award honors professionals who devote their careers to advocating for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness needs. Read more.

The following school counselors were named 2018 School Counselor of the Year finalists:

Perry, the finalists and the state school counselors of the year were honored by former First Lady Michelle Obama at a celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in early February, Watch the full event.