ANNAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL
Today’s high school students are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next workers and leaders in our society, every student needs support and guidance that helps them face challenges in life that will have a direct impact on academic achievement. The high school guidance counselor is a professional educator with a mental health perspective who understands and responds to the life challenges students face today.
Secondary school counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are an integral part of the total educational program. Take Annapolis High for example -- a large high school with a diverse population and guidance counselors who have challenging jobs…..jobs that are performed more efficiently and thoroughly with the support of our Employee of the Month for May, Carol Delaney.
Ms. Delaney plays a huge role in the daily operation of the Counseling Office. She is willing to perform any task needed to support the school counselors, whether it is data collection, scheduling, individual student planning, or crisis intervention. She takes her counseling duties outside of the walls of the counseling office in support of her avid interest in student athletics, working closely with coaches to ensure the students are succeeding academically and meeting the required grade point average.
Carol Delaney is the face of the Counseling Office. When there were changes in the office recently she was the steady force behind the counselors’ work, making the transition a stress-free one. She goes out of her way to make sure that everyone’s needs in the office are met. She handles all challenges with decorum, never showing any signs of annoyance or anger. Her work is above and beyond the call of duty at all times and she works hard to make the guidance counselors’ job a smooth one.
“The mission of Annapolis High School, an exceptionally diverse school community, is to advance academic achievement and unity among our students through mutual respect, trust and excellence in both teaching and learning.”
School counselors align their work with your school’s mission through the implementation of a successful school counseling program, and you, Carol Delaney are at the heart of this mission! So for these reasons and more, the Board of Education is honored to recognize you Employee of the Month for May 2015. Congratulations!