For School Counselors, Advocates, and Administrators
The Maine School Counselor Association (MESCA) represents counselors at K-12 schools across the state. We promote professionalism and ethical practices and advocate for the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program in every Maine School.
Congratulations to Angela Avery!
2016 Maine School Counselor of the Year
About the Winner
Angela Avery has been a school counselor for students in grades 6-8 at Biddeford Middle School for 10 years. She enjoys being the person they can count on, look up to, and feel supported by. “I think all kids need someone to talk to about something during these challenging adolescent years,” said Avery.
Passionate about decreasing bullying, girl aggression, and “drama,” Avery tries to be proactive instead of reactive. “I’m inspired by struggling students and their stories of perseverance,” she said. “I take every day as a chance to make a connection with kids who need support, and I feel lucky to work in this role.”
An enthusiastic member of the MESCA community, Avery is inspired by hard-working, dedicated, and energetic counselors, like her graduate internship supervisor, Tracey O’Connell, and her UMaine professor, Elena Perello.
When she is not at school, Avery enjoys spending time with her three young children, reading, running, and being by the ocean.
About the Award
The Maine School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best – counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level. MESCA members make nominations throughout the year and the winner is announced at MESCA’s annual conference.
Who will be the next Maine School Counselor of the Year?
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