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New Local School Counselor Organization is Established in Northeast Pennsylvania

New Local School Counselor Organization is Established

School counselors from Northeast PA are excited to announce a new local association aimed at providing professional development and networking opportunities to school counselors, school counselor educators, and school counseling graduate students in the northeast region. The association is called the School Counselors of Northeastern Pennsylvania and recently elected its Executive Committee as follows:

                  Larissa Valonis – President; School Counselor, Lakeland High School
                  Renee Berry – President-Elect; School Counselor, Valley View Elementary School
                  Kim Dudrich – Treasurer; School Counselor, Valley View High School
                  Ann Jordan – Secretary; School Counselor, Career & Technology Center of Lackawanna County

The organization’s upcoming events will include a “Networking Night” at Lackawanna College, as well as a social event during “National School Counselor’s Week” in February, and an anticipated professional development day addressing new initiatives from the Department of Education in the spring.

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