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School counseling program at Irving's Schulze Elementary earns statewide honor

School counselors at J.O. Schulze Elementary in Irving ISD have received a statewide recognition for their outstanding service to students.

The counselors —Mrs. Alejandra Gonzalez and Mrs. Alicia Rowland— have been designated Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST), an award that is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) — a division of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA). Schools earn the recognition by demonstrating continuous improvement, leadership and engagement, and the role of their counseling programs in students’ academic, personal/social and career development.

February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week, and CREST winners will be recognized at the TSCA Professional School Counselor Conference February 12-14 in Round Rock.

“These schools have shown the effectiveness of strong counseling programs that contribute to student success and development,” said TSCA President Jennifer Akins, the Senior Director of Guidance and Counseling in McKinney ISD. “School counselors who earn this designation have documented the importance of their programs and the positive impact they have on students’ lives and education. We are proud to honor these schools and their great counselors.”

Statewide, 275 campuses in 46 school districts earned the CREST recognition this year.


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