The profession of school counseling has received increased attention and appreciation in recent years. The White House, state politicians, Department of Education officials, and others are recognizing the valuable work that school counselors do every day.
Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx and Dr. Clare Merlin discuss recent developments in the field of school counseling, including the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative and the National Consortium for School Counseling and Postsecondary Success.
In 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the ASCA Annual Conference about the important role of school counselors in schools. Watch her inspiring speech.
Read First Lady Michelle Obama’s USA Today Opinion Article on school counselors here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/01/30/college-funding-michelle-obama-work-counseling-high-school-column/22533683/
In 2015, Dr. John King, acting U.S. Secretary of Education (then Deputy Secretary of Education) addressed school counselors at the ASCA Annual Conference. Watch his powerful speech.
For the first time, in 2015, the White House recognized the National School Counselor of the Year.