School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

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School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Durango School District 9-R has higher student-to-counselor ratio than state average
Ian Lennox, a Durango School District 9-R counselor, helps out Estephnay Rodriguez, 11, while introducing the student individual career and academics plan to sixth-graders Tuesday at Miller Middle School. The role of school counselor has evolved to include monitoring students’ academic and career achievements, as well as their social and emotional development.
Sarah St. John and Ian Lennox, both Durango School District 9-R counselors, help sixth-graders explore their career interests and strengths Tuesday at Miller Middle School. Durango 9-R has a ratio of 200 students to 1 counselor, surpassing statewide averages and the recommendation from the American School Counselor Association.
Sarah St. John and Ian Lennox, both Durango School District 9-R counselors, work to bring hour-long lesson plans surrounding mental and physical well-being into the classroom.
Jessie Mankins, 11, left, and Maddie Patana, 11, sixth-graders at Miller Middle School, answer questions that explore their career interests and strengths on Tuesday.

School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Ian Lennox, a Durango School District 9-R counselor, helps out Estephnay Rodriguez, 11, while introducing the student individual career and academics plan to sixth-graders Tuesday at Miller Middle School. The role of school counselor has evolved to include monitoring students’ academic and career achievements, as well as their social and emotional development.
Sarah St. John and Ian Lennox, both Durango School District 9-R counselors, help sixth-graders explore their career interests and strengths Tuesday at Miller Middle School. Durango 9-R has a ratio of 200 students to 1 counselor, surpassing statewide averages and the recommendation from the American School Counselor Association.
Sarah St. John and Ian Lennox, both Durango School District 9-R counselors, work to bring hour-long lesson plans surrounding mental and physical well-being into the classroom.
Jessie Mankins, 11, left, and Maddie Patana, 11, sixth-graders at Miller Middle School, answer questions that explore their career interests and strengths on Tuesday.
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