Local Teacher Wins Novice School Counselor of the Year Award

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The Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) has announced that Andrew Bock of Clearspring Elementary School in Damascus has been named “Novice School Counselor of the Year.”

The Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) is a “chartered division of the American School Counselor Association for over 50 years. The Maryland School Counselor Association is a
professional association that provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and advocacy for the state’s public and private school counselors, as well as school counseling graduate students and counselor educators.”

“Each year, the School Counselor of the Year program shows us what the research tells us -that school counselors have a significant impact on students’ academic achievement, social/emotional development and plans for life after graduation,” said Jill Cook, ASCA Executive Director.

“Through their dedication, contributions and excellence, these finalists have demonstrated their commitment to the values and mission of the school counseling profession.” ASCA celebrates state School Counselors of the Year finalists each year prior to
National School Counseling Week.

Per the press release: The Maryland School Counselor Association will formally honor the Maryland School Counselor of the Year on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the President’s Reception Awards Ceremony during MSCA’s annual spring conference. This year, the event will be held from 5:00 to 6:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. At this event, the Association will also recognize the following winners:

  •  Katelyn Sas, Maryland Middle School Counselor of the Year (Old Mill Middle South School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools)
  •  Renae Butler, Elementary School Counselor of the Year (William Winchester Elementary School, Carroll County Public Schools).
  • Andrew Bock, Novice School Counselor of the Year (Clearspring Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools)
  • Marissa Wegfahrt, Graduate Student of School Counseling of the Year (Hood College)
  • Lindsay Drager, Administrator of the Year (Principal, AACPS Virtual Academy, Anne Arundel County Public Schools)
  • Ashley Armstead, Advocate of the Year (Black Student Achievement Program Supervisor, Howard County Public Schools)


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AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

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March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

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Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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