National School Counseling Week: Celebrating Our School Counselors

School counselors are a critical player in the college access movement in their school buildings and their communities. To celebrate National School Counseling Week, February 1-5, we asked our AdviseMI college advisers to tell us why they appreciate their school counselor and how the counselor has supported them in their new AdviseMI position. 


Check out the great things our AdviseMI advisers had to say. Help us celebrate the week and tell us why you appreciate your school counselor on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #NSCW16 and #ReachHigher.

I appreciate my school counselor(s) because...

  • "she comes to work motivated to empower change throughout the city of Detroit by igniting college readiness at VCP." – Aysha Boston, college adviser, Voyageur College Prep High School
  • "she juggles 100 different responsibilities every day! She loves her school and community with passion and dedication!" – Elyse Hogan, college adviser, Fennville High School and Saugatuck High School
  • "because she is always supportive and a fundamental component to my daily success." – Corey Lariscy, college adviser, Ecorse Community High School
  • "they always go above and beyond for the LPHS students. They are friendly and are the backbone of the positive school environment." – Lydia Miller, college adviser, Lincoln Park High School
  • "although I know things can sometimes be challenging, they make it so that no one would ever know. They are always joyous. The dedication placed into making sure that all students' needs are met, and the love and support they give to each one of them is nothing short of amazing." – Marcia Molett, college adviser, John Glenn High School
  • "they've taught me just how noble a profession within the realm of education can be." – Devon Perdue, college adviser, Oscar A. Carlson High School
  • "she allows me to expand my creativity and improve the lives of my students without limitations." – Ellise Smith, college adviser, Belleville High School
  • "they dedicate the majority of their lives to helping, advising, comforting, and advocating for them in many aspects of their lives." – Ericka Williams, college adviser, East Detroit High School


My school counselor(s) has/have helped me...

  • "develop in a leadership role through her resourcefulness and self-efficient mentality. My counselor is an enabler and has put me in numerous positions to take on responsibility while also creating initiatives for my own advancement." – Aysha Boston, college adviser, Voyageur College Prep High School
  • "transition seamlessly into a new environment and has provided me with endless support." – Angelina Coletti, college adviser, Melvindale High School
  • "assimilate to the school culture, explore future career options and make important contacts." – Elyse Hogan, college adviser, Fennville High School and Saugatuck High School
  • "work better with my students through the example she sets and has taught me how to navigate the professional setting that is a high school in an effective way." – Shelbe Klebs, college adviser, Maple Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • "find my role in my school. They have also helped me to explore the field of counseling." – Jon Lockwood, college adviser, Alpena High School
  • "become more confident in my leadership role as the college adviser. They have given me many opportunities to contribute to the college-going culture in whichever way I see best; the support is undeniable." – Marcia Molett, college adviser, John Glenn High School
  • "confirm my passion to help students be successful and prepared for life." – Jessica Rettig, college adviser, Montague High School
  • "grow professionally by sharing his insight on what it takes to help the students. My counselor has also helped me in connecting with students and giving me the knowledge and information I need to succeed." – Allen Seales, college adviser, Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education


BristolBristol Day, AdviseMI co-director



J.RuhlandJacque Ruhland, AdviseMI co-director




Posted: February 3, 2016

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