recognized three individuals as 2012 Counselors of the Year, and one of them is from a Wildwood-based school.
Alice Patton, counselor at in Wildwood, was named the district's Middle School Counselor of the Year.
“Rockwood has always had an exceptional counseling program and we are excited to recognize these individuals for their commitment and dedication to children and their contributions to their school communities,” said Shonda Ambers-Phillips, coordinator of Rockwood's Guidance and Prevention Services in a statement about this year's awardees.
“These wonderful professionals are true models in the field of school counseling and we look forward to having them represent Rockwood in the St. Louis Suburban and Missouri School Counseling Association Awards program.”
Elementary Counselors of the Year were from Fenton-based schools: Lisa Sandbothe, Uthoff Valley Elementary, and Tina Kilpatrick, Uthoff Valley Elementary.
Each year, a committee of parents, teachers and counseling staff review the award nominations and select counselors for recognition based on their leadership, innovation and outstanding service to the school community, according to a Rockwood release.
The committee also selects a counselor advocate of the year. This year, Dr. Jill Scheulen, principal of Crestview Middle School, was chosen as the Counselor Advocate of the Year as a result of her exemplary support of guidance and counseling services.