Battle Ground, WA –
Prairie High School Assistant Principal Dora Swart was recently named Administrator
of the Year by the Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA).
“Dora is a valued member of the
Counseling Team,” said Dr. Cher Edwards, WSCA president. “She is a strong
leader and has been a huge part of the school’s effort to implement the American
School Counselor Association’s national model.”
The purpose of the WSCA Administrator of the Year Award is to recognize
a supervisor whose leadership and outstanding services have had a positive
impact on the guidance and counseling field on a local or state level.
“I’m so proud to have nominated Dora for this award,” said
Steve Rhodes, Prairie High School’s Counseling Department Chair. “She is an excellent
administrator and a real asset to our program.”
Ms. Swart has been
working in education for over 30 years and been supporting Prairie High School
for the past nine years. She currently oversees four Guidance Counselors and
one Career Counselor. “My goal for our counselors this year
is getting them
more involved in student engagement,” said Swart.
“Our counselors are working
more with parents and spending more time observing their students in the
classroom; giving them the information they need to provide the best support
possible for student success.”
For more information on WSCA and the support they give to
counselors across the state, please visit http://www.wa-schoolcounselor.org.