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Megan McDougal is 2020 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year

Lincoln, NE - Megan Mc Dougal, School Counselor at Bell Elementary School in the Papillion-La Vista School District, was announced as the 2020 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year by the 2019 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, Rachel Catlett.  The announcement came at a formal dinner where the Nebraska School Counselor Assocation (NSCA) also honored three semi-finalists and two additional finalists for the school counselor of the year.   Those recongized as semi-finalist were Carla Brauer-Sidney Public Schools, Fran Hassler-Ponca Public Schools, and Jerry Wiggins-Gothenburg Public Schools.  The two other finalist that were honored were Tasha Osten-Raymon Central Public Schools and Loni Watson-Chadron Public Schools.  As Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, Ms. McDougal will be the Nebraska nominee for the upcoming American School Counselor Association's (ASCA's) National School Counselor of the Year.  She will be honored at the ASCA School Counselor of the Year Gala in Washington, DC next February.  ASCA will pay her travel expenses to attend the gala.  Along with being named the 2020 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, the Nebraska School Counselor Association presented Ms. McDougal with a $500 check to help cover any expenses associated with being Nebraska's nominee for ASCA National School Counselor of the Year that are not covered by ASCA.  

Pictured from left to right are:  Rachel Catlett-2019 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, Doug Hauserman-NSCA Executive Director, Megan McDougal-2020 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, and Jake WIllems-Chair of the NSCA Governing Board.

 

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Catlett Honored at ASCA Gala

Washington, DC - Rachel Catlett, 2019 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, was honored at ASCA's School Counselor of the Year Gala at Union Station in Washinton, DC on January 30th.  While in Washington Ms. Catlett and the other school counselor honorees from across the country took part in a briefing at the US Department of Education.  Picture from left to right is Rachel Catlett-2019 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, Katherine Pastor-Chair of the ASCA Board of Directors, and Richard Wong-ASCA Executive Director.