Tag: Katherine Pastor

Flagstaff counselor honored at White House as counselor of the year

| February 3, 2016
Flagstaff counselor honored at White House as counselor of the year

WASHINGTON – Flagstaff High School guidance counselor Katherine Pastor said it’s enough to know her work helps make a difference in students’ lives – but the hugs from Michelle Obama were probably nice to get, too.

The first lady on Thursday named Pastor the 2016 counselor of the year, singling her out from 42 other guidance counselors from around the country who were at the White House to be honored for their work.

“In just seven short years, Flagstaff High School has seen a 13 percent increase in college acceptance rates and a 50 percent increase in the number of colleges that visit their campus,” Obama said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

She said Pastor “wants nothing more than to see students succeed and become the best versions of themselves.”

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2016 School Counselor of the Year (from FHS) on helping students prepare for the future

| December 16, 2015
2016 School Counselor of the Year (from FHS) on helping students prepare for the future

School counselors not only advocate for students and help them prepare for the future, they also are an important link between parents and school, said Katherine Pastor, school counselor at Flagstaff High School who recently was named the 2016 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association.

“School counselors are an essential piece to the education system,” Pastor said. “We are the glue that holds everything together.”

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Flagstaff High School counselor named 2016 School Counselor of the Year

| December 9, 2015
Flagstaff High School counselor named 2016 School Counselor of the Year

Katherine Pastor, a school counselor at Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Ariz., has been named the 2016 School Counselor of the Year. The award, presented by the American School Counselor Association, honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness.

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FUSD congratulates Katherine Pastor as one of six finalists for School Counselor of the Year award

| October 28, 2015
FUSD congratulates Katherine Pastor as one of six finalists for School Counselor of the Year award

Flagstaff Unified School District congratulates Katherine Pastor’s selection as one of six finalists for the 2016 American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) School Counselor of the Year.

The School Counselor of the Year and finalists are judged by a select panel on several criteria: creative school counseling innovations, effective counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student enhancement. Candidates are nominated by their state school counseling association.

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