The College Board Counselor Recognition Program is a small way to honor the innovative middle and high school counselors who go the extra mile to expand opportunity for students—and who are seeing results.
Each September, we welcome nominations from colleagues, students, and parents who want to honor a counselor doing exemplary work to support their students and set them up for college success. You can also nominate yourself.
We selected 196 counselors to receive the 2018-19 the Counselor Recognition award. Here’s a small sampling of the winners and the important work they’re doing.
Corrine Caridi, Bethel High School, Bethel, CT
Corrine worked with students who were in free or reduced-price lunch programs to make sure they knew about all the benefits they would get through the SAT fee waiver program—including free college applications. As a result, these students took the SAT and applied to college. Corrine had an immediate, direct impact on their future success.
Nominated by Mark Wurshorn
Eric Blanco, Ernest Righetti High School, Santa Maria, CA
Eric was instrumental in creating the UndocuAlly campaign, which encourages school counselors to be allies for undocumented students. The campaign provided training, tools, and resources to give much-needed support to these students in California.
Nominated by Jeff Ream
Jennifer Perkins, Permian High School, Odessa, TX
Jennifer holds workshops with all sophomores and juniors (and their parents) to make sure they fully understand their PSAT/NMSQT scores. She also organizes SAT School Day at her school and emphasizes the importance of taking the SAT in 11th grade.
Nominated by Omega Lorera
Who’s Eligible for Recognition?
Counselor Recognition award nominees must meet the following criteria:
- They have a master’s degree or higher and work full-time as a counselor at a public, private, or independent middle or high school in the United States.
- They provide direct guidance and counseling services for a number of students and their families.
Want to Nominate a Counselor?
The 2019-20 nominations process opens in September. Check back then for information on how to nominate a counselor.