2015-2016

Counselor of the YearCadi Angeli

Sonoron Trails Middle/Cave Creek Unified

CadiCadi has taught at the community college level and is an active member of AzSCA. She has been a practicing School Counselor for 15 years at Sonoran Trails Middle School in Cave Creek Unified School District. She is a integral part of the school community by leading and advocating for all student success. Angeli also presents to the surrounding community on teen development.

In 2013, Cadi led a team of counselors to receive the Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Award (RAMP.) This award is given to school counseling programs that demonstrate excelling student services components such as goals, curriculum data reports, student data initiatives, administration support, time management, advocacy and leadership.
 

 

Rising Star of the YearAmanda Gabbitas

CadiDuring Amanda's short time as a counselor, she has shown leadership and advocacy for students and the School Counseling profession. She has implemented and lead a Check In Check Out program for students needing extra support to be successful. Through this process she has collaborated with staff, students and families to see it’s success. Amanda was also instrumental in forming small groups to help freshmen students who were struggling academically to learn skills to be more successful in the classroom. Amanda has been a practicing School Counselor for three years. The Rising Star awards is awarded to a counselor who is new to the profession (under 5 years) and is showing leadership and advocacy in the profession.
 

 

Advocate of the YearDoug Allan

Flagstaff District/ Flagstaff, AZ

CadiDoug is the Career and Technical Education Director for Flagstaff Unified. Without a doubt, the counselors of FUSD would not be where they are at without the support of Doug Allan. For all of the secondary counselors he pays for our yearly subscription to AzSCA each year. He also pays for all of the secondary counselors to attend the annual conference. For the past nine years Doug has been able to pay for our Naviance subscription. He truly cares about school counselors and the students we serve. He understands our role at each site and works to advocate for us at the district level any chance he gets. Doug is also an advocate for the ASCA National Model and understands that all school counselors should follow this framework. He is a gem, a diamond in the rough and one that education and school counselors in our district owe our deepest gratitude for.
Katherine Pastor ASCA School Counselor of the Year 2016. 
 

Supervisor of the YearDeborah McKintosh

Cadi
Deborah has been noticed by her Superintendent as a key component in the change in School Counseling Programs within the district. Deborah has united the counseling programs district wide so they are following ASCA National Model and have a sense of teamwork, collaboration and efficacy. Deborah is the Career and Technical Education Director and oversees the School Counselors in Tolleson District.
 

 

 

Ramp RecipientsDobson High School

Christa Mussi, Jeni Nye, Donette Bone, John Boggess, Theodora Nelson, Zachary Sumnicht, Laure Romero-Jones
 

2015 Arizona College Access Professionals

Mark Boggie
Cochise College

Jill Zitt
Disart High School

Amanda Gabbitas
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Diane Sorden
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Donna Lyons
Coconino High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Gary Hubbell
Knoles Elementary School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Jenny Bland
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Jessica Knott
Cromer Elementary and Leupp Elementary Schools
Flagstaff Unified School District

Kat Pastor
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District
Kim Hemingway
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Lacretia Ellsworth
Flagstaff High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

LaShia Scharfenberger
Coconino High School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Lorraine Acheson
Mount Elden Middle School
Flagstaff Unified School District

Sarah Skemp
Lake Havasu High School
Lake Havasu Unified School District

Tracy Pressley
Lake Havasu High School
Lake Havasu Unified School District

Antoinette Jones
Cesar Chavez High School
Phoenix Union High School District

Joyce Daoust
Betty Fairfax High School
Phoenix Union High School District

Brenda Powell
Camelback High School

Ellen Spinner
South Mountain High School
Phoenix Union High School District

Laura Serna
North High School
Phoenix Union High School District

Barbara Buchanan
Retired

Candice Alvarez
Copper View Elementary School
Sahuarita Unified Schools District

Jeanette Gallus
Retired
Sahuarita Unified Schools District

Jessica Sanchez
Sahuarita Unified Schools District

Nerissa Patrone
Sahuarita Intermediate School
Sahuarita Unified Schools District

Rochelle Long
Catalina High School
Tucson Unified School District