2023 School Counselor of the Year
Kara Miller is the WySCA School Counselor of the Year for 2023! Kara has worked as a school counselor in Wyoming for seven years, of which she has served the past six as the high school counselor at Powell High School. Advocacy, leadership and collaboration are qualities that make Kara a great school counselor. She is a member of the WySCA Advocacy Committee, served as a mental health resource and represented counselors at the Administrator's Trauma-Informed Education conference and has served in the presidential role of WySCA . Kara is working closely with the team in her building to launch the implementation a successful SEL program using ASCA Mindset aligned curriculum- Character Strong, serves on the SAMHSA Mental Health Grant Advisory Committee, and helped developed Risk Assessment Protocol in her district. In addition, she aided in the facilitation of training for all certified staff in ACE studies & Trauma Informed Practices, and collaborates with community entities to promote student mental health and the work of counselors in the schools. "One of my favorite responsibilities is to help students navigate their world and find how to both be comfortable in their own skin as well as how to make the world for which they live a safer place,” Kara reflects of her work with students.
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