Three School Counseling Graduates Receive City School District's Award for First Year Excellence

Crystal Clark, Adam Laycock, and Kelly GarnerThe Rochester City School District (RCSD) recently celebrated the achievements of first-year educators and presented three Warner School counseling alumni with the Career in Teaching (CIT) New Counselor of the Year Award. The recipients, who all graduated in 2009 with their master’s in the school counseling specialization, were honored for their achievements and contributions to education this past year.

The Warner alumni recipients, who represent three of the four school counselors in the entire District receiving an award, include Crystal Clark from Northeast & Northwest College Preparatory High Schools, Kelly Garner from Dr. Freddie Thomas High School, and Adam Laycock from East High School.

“These outstanding new counselors are passionate advocates for their students and have worked hard to advance equity and access to rigorous programs and services for their students and families,” says Bonnie Rubenstein, director of counseling at the RCSD who also is an associate professor at the Warner School. “In only one year they have already demonstrated that they are systemic change agents within their buildings. They are a real credit to the Warner School.”

Clark is also the 2009 recipient of the Warner School’s Harold Munson Counseling Award, which recognizes a graduate student who reflects the mission and objectives of the Warner School counseling program.

Photo (from left to right): Crystal Clark, Adam Laycock, and Kelly Garner

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