Counseling programs win state awards

The Texas School Counselor Association recognized Brandeis High School, Warren HS/Construction Careers Academy, Connally, Stevenson and Stinson middle schools, and Adams Hill Elementary School with 2018 CREST Awards for Counseling Excellence.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods was also recognized as the Texas School Counselor Association’s Advocate of the Year at the awards dinner on Feb. 10 at the Convention Center.

Dr. Woods (center) is pictured with Naderia Hartley, Michelle Kelley, Dr. Kimberly Ridgley, and Roland Juarez from the Northside Guidance and Counseling Department, and State Senator Jose Menendez.

CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. Schools receiving the CREST award have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and social domains. 

One hundred and one schools in Texas were recognized with CREST Awards this year.

This is the third year in a row that Warren and Stevenson have been recognized with CREST Awards.

To learn more about the CREST program, visit the Texas School Counselor Association website.

Adams Hill ES Counselor Kimberley Gaskill with Elementary Guidance and Counseling Coordinator Roland Juarez.
Brandeis HS counseling team with principal Dr. Geri Berger.
Connally MS counseling team with Principal Andrew Drumm.
Stevenson MS Counselor Paula Phelps (not pictured Jill Lewis and Claudia Figueroa)
Stinson MS counselors Linda Boyett and Johnny Anzaldua (not pictured Chris Benavidez)
Warren HS and Construction Careers Academy counseling team with Warren Principal Valerie Sisk