FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Omaha, NE – Nov. 11, 2022 – In conjunction with their Annual School Counselor Academy, the Nebraska School Counselor Association (NSCA) is pleased to announce recipients of numerous awards. Ms. Kara Hahn was named the 2022 Nebraska Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Ms. Hahn is a school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in the North Platte Public School District. Ms. Julie Williams was named the 2022 Nebraska Middle School Counselor of the Year. Ms. Williams is a school counselor at Central Middle School in the Millard Public School District. Ms. Julie McNamara, school counselor at Daniel J Gross High School in Omaha, was named the Nebraska High School Counselor of the year. In addition to a plaque recognizing their accomplishments, each recipient was awarded a $200 stipend. The three honorees will also be celebrated at a formal dinner celebration in February where one of them will be named the 2023 overall Nebraska School counselor of the year.
Dr. Rony Ortega, Principal at Bryan High School in the Omaha Public School District was recognized as the 20222 NSCA Administrator of the year. Dr. Ortega was recognized for his support of the Bryan High School Counseling Program and their efforts to implement a comprehensive school counseling program that is closely aligned with the American School Counselor Assocaition’s “National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Program.”
Photos are available for any of the award winners upon request.
About the Nebraska School Counselor Association
The Nebraska School Counselor Association (NSCA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counselors through leadership advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. NSCA provides professional development for Nebraska School Counselors to aid them in guiding their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s student become tomorrow’s productive contributing members of society. The Nebraska School Counselor Association is a division of the American School Counselor Association.
Mrs. Hahn, Nebraska Elementary School Counselor of the Year.