The New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) virtually honored school counselors from all counties in the State of New Jersey at the annual Counselor of the County Awards Program.
The program honors the best school counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level.
Hightstown High School’s Kim Ostrowski was named Mercer County Counselor of the County during the March 19 ceremony.
This year’s school counselor of the year candidates completed an extensive application process and were judged by a panel of counseling professionals on multiple criteria, including school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills, and contributions to student achievement.
Ostrowski has been an educator for 26 years and began her career as a middle school Language Arts teacher in the Plumsted Township School District. She continued her passion for working with students by pursuing a degree in the School Counseling program with The College of New Jersey.
She has been a high school counselor with Hightstown High School for the past 16 years and has also maintained a strong presence in our school community.
She was the varsity cheerleading coach for 12 years and also currently is the Senior Class Advisor.
- This article was submitted by the East Windsor Regional School District.