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K-State Today

November 26, 2018

Jackson named Kansas School Counselor of the Year

Submitted by Patrice Scott

Judy Hughey, Alicia Jackson, Ken Hughey

Alicia Jackson, K-State College of Education doctoral student in counselor education and supervision, was named the Kansas School Counselor Association's 2018 School Counselor of the Year. Jackson earned her master's degree at K-State and currently serves as the school counselor at Olathe West High School.

The Kansas School Counselor Association award recipients were announced at the association's recent fall counseling conference. Jackson will represent Kansas in the selection process for the 2019 American School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year in Washington, D.C. Jackson will travel to Washington, D.C., and be considered along with other state representatives for the National School Counselor of the Year Award.

Nominations for the school counselor awards program are submitted to the association and an awards committee consisting of school counselors, school counselor educators and school administrators review the applications to make the selection for the awards. The Kansas School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year is selected on the criteria of school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy skills, and contributions to student achievement.