Governor Kate Brown has signed a proclamation declaring this week as National School Counseling Week in the state of Oregon. The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors and how students are different as a result of their work. School counselors across the nation celebrate National School Counseling Week with the American School Counselor Association, and this is the perfect opportunity to shed light on their role and significance within the educational setting.
We are very privileged and grateful for the work that Mrs. Kirsten Wright does with our students. She works tirelessly to guide our students toward their educational goals.
She is our Generation College Advisor. Mrs. Wright is a strong advocate of post-secondary education and training and plans many college visit trips throughout the year so that students get exposure to different kinds of campuses and programs. She coordinates activities that promote our college-going culture and guides students through the application and financial aid process.
She handles our GEAR UP program. Oregon GEAR UP's goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary programs. She supports middle and high schools in their efforts to set high academic expectations, promote early awareness of college opportunities, and engage students in college and career planning.
If you happen to see her, be sure to tell her thank you for all her hard work toward making our students better.