National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23) runs from February sixth through the tenth. We’d like to take a moment to focus public attention on the unique contributions of our wonderful school counselors within the Granite School District.
Eisenhower Junior High Counselor Daniel Gudmundson is no stranger to the tremendous role school counselors play in the lives of students. “We play a large part in helping students make sure they’re in the right classes and helping them maybe even expand their vision a little bit of what they can achieve,” he said. Gudmundson believes that school counselors are mediators that help facilitate communications between parents and teachers, students and teachers, and teachers and school administration. “We’re that middle ‘glue’ which helps negotiate some of those things,” he added.
“I’ve always said here’s one thing you have to know being a counselor, ‘you never know what’s going to walk through your door,'” said Hunter High School Counselor Brett Joos. Joos, who’s been a counselor at Hunter High for over twenty years, said that while students’ needs differ from one day to the next, he’s always proud to see his students make it to graduation. “To see these students eventually turn things around and flip on the light switch and all of a sudden they do come through and graduate, it’s an amazing process.”
We want to thank all our Granite School District counselors who play a pivotal role in helping our students achieve school success, plan for a career, and dream big!