The New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) held its 2014-15 “Counselor Of The County” Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, May 20th, at New Jersey City University. This school year’s recipient for Union County’s School Counselor is Roselle Park High School’s (RPHS) own Mrs. Ann T. Moore. The Awards luncheon was sponsored by the Undergraduate Admissions Department of New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ.
Mrs. Moore has worked in the Roselle Park School District for over 40 years. She started out as a French teacher for grades 7 and 8 at the Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS) before moving to RPHS to teach Spanish and ESL (English as a Second Language). In 1998, Mrs. Moore became a guidance counselor and currently serves students whose last name begins with the letters P-Z. She is very active in assisting students to find and apply for scholarships.
RPHS Principal Sarah Costa commented, “Mrs. Moore is dedicated to her students and our school. She definitely deserves this recognition. She has worn many hats in this district and always puts our students first.”
Nominated by her colleagues and selected by Union County’s School Counselor Associations for this award, Mrs. Moore was honored as a professional who devotes her career to serving as an advocate, and often a lifesaver, for the students under her care. She was selected because of her ability to deliver an effective school counseling program which focuses on academic development, career counseling, and personal/social support. She has further distinguish herself by proving to be a leader of systemic change, an advocate for students, and a collaborative professional who seeks the success of the student – in school and in life. More specific information on the NJSCA can be found at their website (link).
As a finalist, Ms. Moore is eligible to be named the 2015 NJ School Counselor of the Year.