A Beaufort County district’s director of secondary education has been selected for the 2016 School Counselor Advocate of the Year Award by the Palmetto State School Counselors Association.
Bonnie Almond was awarded for her support of school counselors, with this year being the first for the statewide acknowledgment, according to Director of Communications Jim Foster. Almond was nominated by Beaufort County School District counselors and selected by the award’s committee of the Palmetto State School Counselors Association.
“I’m gratified to be recognized, but at the same time I know that this award is so much bigger than any one person,” Almond said. “School counselors are critical components of successful schools, and their contributions are critical components of our district’s strategic plan. They make up a core element of the overall vision for our district, for our superintendent and for our Board of Education.”