Marietta City Schools (MCS) observes National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Feb. 4–8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems.
National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact that counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
“The special week highlighting school counselors provides recognition for the work they do to implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,” states Dr. John Waller, MCS Director, Secondary Curriculum and Special Programs.
“Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs,” added Waller.