National School Counseling Week is February 5th-9th

Every year during the first week of February, we honor and celebrate our counselors and their unique contributions to student success. Counseling supports and services are an essential part of a student’s education, and National School Counseling Week is an opportunity to educate our community about the importance of the counseling profession.

The counseling program at Visions provides students with the resources and opportunities to realize their potential and reach their goals. Through academic, social-emotional and postsecondary support, our counselors help our students become informed, active participants and leaders in their communities. Some of the responsibilities of our counseling team include:

  • Proactive, preventative counseling
  • Utilize an educational model focused on student strengths
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders, including students, families, administrators, staff and community members
  • Act as a change agent, especially for educational equity for all students
  • Advocate for all students to have access to rigorous courses
  • Maintain full accountability for student success

Celebrating Our Counselors

The Counseling team at Visions consists of a dedicated group of counselors and social workers. This team is here to help with everything from mental health and wellness to college and career readiness, so set up a meeting with one of our counselors today!

Hear What Staff & Students Have to Say About Our Counseling Team

“I must give special thanks to…my counselor, Ms. Deanna Stevenson, for helping me achieve my school goals.” – Jalissa W.Home School Academy

“Mrs. Winalski was a major help in helping me graduate early and plan out what I want to do after high school.” – Salwa A.University Prep Academy

“When I made the decision to apply to almost fifteen universities, [Counselor] Mrs. [Stacy] Callman was by my side every step of the way. I told her my dream school was Berklee College of Music and with her help, I got in!” – Daniela B., Independent Study Academy

“My counselor, Deanna Stevenson…helped me find scholarships and get on the right track for college. Now I know I want to be a lawyer.” – Zion P.Home School Academy

“As a new counselor to our community, Brittney [Hoffman] has jumped right in and is an amazing addition to our team. She is proactive, prompt with communication, a cheerleader for students, has already created grad plans and communicates ways she can support students. Thank you for serving students but also the teachers!” – Mindi Rold, Independent Study Academy Teacher

“Mariah [Ernst-Collins] and her [counseling] team truly go above and beyond on a daily basis with academic planning, synchronous instruction, crisis intervention and staff support. Not only is there great care in the people she and her team support, but also a true spirit of getting 1% better always to improve systems of support for students, staff and families.” – Matt Patterson, Director of Student Services