Vicki Schuck, counselor at Velasco Elementary and Gayle Stein, counselor at Lighthouse Learning Center have been named Brazosport ISD’s 2017-2018 Counselors of the Year. They will be honored on May 11, 2017 at the Employee Recognition Dinner.
Brazosport ISD has a total of 35 outstanding school counselors across the district. This year, we had the opportunity to give special recognition to an elementary counselor and a secondary counselor as Counselors of the Year. Counselors across the district were asked to vote for the counselor they felt exemplifies the role of school counselor. School counselors must demonstrate attributes and qualities of supporting students in the areas of career, personal/social and academic development of students, leadership, advocacy, collaboration, service to school and community and have the highest levels of professional and personal ethical standards.
Elementary Counselor of the Year
Vicki Schuck has been with the district for 12 years. She serves on the district's lead counseling team and has devoted a great amount of time this year incorporating lessons into her guidance rotation that are specifically focused on Growth Mindset. GRIT (Gumption, Resiliency, Integrity, Tenacity) is the focus of each discussion. Vicki encourages her students to not give up when things get tough, instead to continue with consistent effort to achieve their dreams and potential.
Secondary Counselor of the Year
This is Gayle Stein’s 27th year as a counselor in BISD and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1983. Prior to coming to the district she served as a counselor for Family Service Center and Brazoria County Juvenile Probation Department. She also serves on the district's lead counseling team. This year, Gayle implemented a program at the Lighthouse Learning Center to bring in guest speakers to reach students who are placed at the campus due to a drug or alcohol offense. She collaborated with the Bay Area Council of Drugs and Alcohol, Lake Jackson EMS and the Brazoria County Probation Office to develop content meaningful to the students.