Why counselors are important

Kyla Whitaker, Staff Reporter

I think that counselors are important in schools because they help the students and some teachers a lot more than you think. They help the students and teachers with any personal problems they help them make tough decisions and help them find road paths to success. At Dobie our counsleors names are Ms.Navarro, Mrs.Ruhd and Mrs.Schroeder. 


National School Counseling Week 2020, “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans,” was celebrated from Feb. 3–7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.


According to Allient.eduOne of the major components of that role is accountability. School counselors are responsible for analyzing data on their own effectiveness and adjusting their techniques to maximize their value to students. As a result, the role of the counselor is ever-changing and depends on a variety of factors at work within the school.” 


Winter Leslie in 8th grade at Dobie says “Counselors are important to help you when there is a problem that is in your life or just at school in general.”Daisy Savusa, and 8th grader at Dobie, says “I think that counselors are important because with their help students that are having trouble at home or in school their voices are being heard by counselors.”

Edtrust.org says “School counselors play an important role in ensuring that students have excellent educational experiences. They are part of a school support team who provide essential social-emotional support in addition to academic support.”