BISD Names School Counselors of the Year

BISD Names School Counselors of the Year
Posted on 04/12/2022
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Names School Counselors of the YearCounselors Laura McDonald and Darla Michaelidis have been named Brazosport ISD’s Counselors of the Year. 

Brazosport ISD has a total of 37 outstanding 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. School counselors assist students at all levels. As vital members of the school leadership team, school counselors create a school culture of success for all. Mrs. McDonald and Ms. Michaelidis demonstrate attributes and qualities of supporting students in the areas of career, personal/social and academic development, and have the highest levels of professional and personal ethical standards. 


Laura McDonald
Laura McDonald, counselor at AP Beutel Elementary School, has been in education for 14 years, seven of which have been in BISD. During her educational career, she has taught math, science, and art prior to entering school counseling. This is her 4th year being a school counselor. There are many things that Mrs. McDonald loves about being a school counselor, but her favorite thing is knowing that the lessons and strategies she teaches are skills that students will use for the rest of their lives to become their own problem solvers and the best version of themselves.


Darla Michaelidis
Darla Michaelidis, counselor at Clute Intermediate School, serves on the district lead counseling team and crisis response team. This is currently her 21st year in education with 19 of those years being in BISD. After teaching for over twelve years, she earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and has been serving in the role as a school counselor for nine years. Her favorite thing about being a school counselor is getting to work with students and help them work through their growing pains and plan for their future.
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