DeISD Celebrates National School Counselor Week

DeSoto ISD Recognizes Counseling Staff During National School Counselor Week
Posted on 02/08/2022
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National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counseling: Better Together,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 7–11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

 This observance recognizes school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, career and social/emotional development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. School counselors are certified, experienced educators who utilize their training and experience to serve as an integral part of the total educational program.

“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.” 

As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, DeSoto Independent School District will publish videos on the district’s social media platforms recognizing counselors across the district and the Board of Trustees will receive a proclamation in honor of their service to students at the February 2022 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

In celebration of DeSoto ISD counselors, district staff, parents, students and community members are invited to like and share the social media content dedicated to counselors and share what their school counselor means to them and their positive impact on the DeSoto ISD school community. 

About the American School Counselor AssociationThe American School Counselor Association (ASCA) promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 50 state and territory associations and a membership of approximately 42,000 school counseling professionals. For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit

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