National School Counseling Week!

In celebration of National School Counseling Week, we would like to take a moment to recognize and honor the vital role that our school counselors play in the lives of students and the education community as a whole.

Ms. Mary McKnight at Ocracoke School and Ms. Mary Frances Sadler and Kirsti Gibbs at Mattamuskeet School are a beacon of support, guidance, and inspiration for students, helping them navigate the challenges of academics, personal growth, and career development.

With their extensive knowledge and expertise, they provide invaluable assistance to students in various areas such as academic planning, college and career exploration, and social-emotional well-being. They work tirelessly to create a safe and inclusive environment where students can thrive, ensuring that each student's unique needs are addressed and that they have access to the necessary resources and support systems.

Beyond providing academic guidance, school counselors serve as compassionate listeners and advocates for students, offering a nurturing space where they can discuss their challenges, fears, and aspirations. They empower students to recognize their strengths, overcome obstacles, and make informed decisions that will shape their future. School counselors also collaborate closely with teachers, administrators, and parents, fostering strong partnerships to ensure the overall success and well-being of students.

During this week, let us express our heartfelt appreciation to all the dedicated and caring school counselors who selflessly invest their time, energy, and expertise in making a positive difference in the lives of students. Their commitment, compassion, and unwavering support inspire us all and contribute immensely to the educational community. Thank you for your invaluable contributions and the profound impact you have on the lives of students in Hyde County.

You all simply ROCK!