Each year, The California Association of School Counselors (CASC) honors one California school counselor for excellence in the field of school counseling. Recipients are judged on creative school counseling interventions, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student advancement by following the ASCA model.
This year at CASC, Culver City Middle School’s Sarah Slemmons, pictured above with Superintendent Leslie Lockhart, was honored as CASC’s 2019-2020 Donald G. Hays School Counselor of the Year. Each winner goes on to participate in nationwide competition for ASCA School Counselor of the Year. Sarah joins 18 school counselors that have been awarded this award since 2002. The award honors the best of the best – counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level.
Sarah has been a counselor at CCUSD since 2014 and still works in the Redondo Beach Unified School District as both an AVID tutor and a dance guard advisor. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Redlands and her master’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Congratulations Sarah on this impressive honor!