COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 21

January 26, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Counselor Appreciation Week, February 5-9, 2007

 

The Virginia Department of Education would like to recognize school counselors during the week of February 5 - 9, 2007, as we celebrate National School Counselors Appreciation Week. This week highlights the tremendous impact that counselors have in helping students achieve success in school and develop vocational and postsecondary plans. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the unique contributions of school counselors in Virginia.

 

School counselors are recognized for the many services they provide to students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Our school counselors work diligently to help students excel, and their hard work is essential to the success of our schools. They play a vital role in the educational process of all students in the Commonwealth.

 

Division superintendents are encouraged to join the Department of Education in recognizing Virginia school counselors for their dedication to students educational success.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Joseph Wharff, school counseling specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Joseph.Wharff@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at 804-786-9377.

 

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