Beaufort High School lead counselor Michelle Dixon has been named the Beaufort County School District’s 2016 School Counselor of the Year.
Dixon has worked as a school counselor for 16 years, including three in the lead position at Beaufort High. She previously served as an advocate for victims of sexual assault and a career development facilitator.
Superintendent Jeff Moss also recognized three grade-level honorees:
- High School Counselor of the Year: Kimberly Brown, Whale Branch Early College High
- Middle School Counselor of the Year: Lori Howell, Lady’s Island Middle
- Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Jennifer Rook, Pritchardville Elementary
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“School counselors are critical components of successful schools,” Moss said in a news release. “They play vital roles in keeping students on track for success, serving as liaisons with classroom teachers and also keeping parents informed about their children’s progress.”