When I was in high school I thought the guidance counselor was the person in the office you got to go visit with when you got in trouble and needed some “guidance” to get back on track before you got sent to the principal, or detention. But, today I have a new appreciation for what guidance counselors really do.
I have to take a moment to give kudos and thanks to my daughters high school guidance counselor, without her my daughter could have gotten lost in the crowd. We relocated when my daughter was a young teenager and this guidance counselor went above and beyond her duties to make sure my daughter was able to get into all of the classes she needed, and at the levels she was prepared for. As time went on she stayed right on top of what had been accomplished, helped her set new goals, discovered when she needed a tutor, and helped us obtain the most out of her high school education by suggesting concurrent enrollment at our local college.
My daughter will soon be graduating college as one of the first in our family to do so. I owe my complete gratitude for all of the school teachers, administrators, and counselors who have helped my daughter succeed. We could not have done it without you. Thanks for showing us the dream, helping us set goals, and for all the help in making it happen!