The 2017 School Counselor of the Year, Terri Tchorzynski shares her Top 5 tips for a successful school year.
1. Take care of you so you can take care of your students.
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” - Eleanor Brownn
2. Be the voice for ALL students – especially for the students who feel as though their voice is not heard.
“I raise up my voice - not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard . . . we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” - Malala Yousafzai
3. Remain the voice of reason, the provider of strength and the voice of integrity during challenging times – in the school and in the community.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in moments of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King
4. Show your students love, support and encouragement every single day.
“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.” - Russell Barkley
5. Enjoy the opportunities you have to change lives. There is no greater feeling than knowing the lives you are working to have an impact on will continue to have an impact on the lives of others. Lead that positive ripple effect.
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” - Bob Marley
Read more tips from the School Counselor of the Year finalists.
PSCA and ASCA
LCSCA encourages all of its members to also be members of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association PSCA and the American School Counselors Association ASCA. Membership to these organizations will give you access to additional resources, liability insurance, and more. Most importantly, these organizations advocate in the capital on behalf of our profession.