[Ewing, NJ] On Thursday, March 10, 2023 NJSCA honored school counselors from the different counties within the State of New Jersey at the annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program. School counselors are nominated by their colleagues and are selected by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award.
The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for the nation’s students. Jose Mercado a school counselor from Science Park High School, was selected as the 2023 Counselor of the County for Essex County.
Candidates are selected for the Counselor of the County Award at their county-level school counselor associations. They are selected because of their ability to deliver an effective school counseling program which focuses on academic development, career counseling, and personal/social support. They further distinguish themselves by proving to be leaders of systemic change, advocates for students, and collaborative professionals who seek the success of the “whole” student in school and in life. For more specific information on this association, visit: www.njsca.org.
Submission by Dana Karas
NJSCA Professional Recognition Chair