The following is a press release by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) announcing that Clinton High School counselor, Amanda Steines, is the 2019 Iowa High School Counselor of the Year:
Amanda Steines, School Counselor at Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa, was named the 2019 Iowa High School Counselor of the Year. The Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) gave this award to Ms. Steines at the annual ISCA conference held in Des Moines on November 4th, 2019.
Ms. Steines was recognized for the outstanding comprehensive and data-driven school counseling program she has developed and implemented at Clinton High School. She has been instrumental in ensuring excellence in the counseling program through implementation of the ASCA national model.
Amanda Steines has served as a school counselor since 2007 with Clinton Community School District. As a member of the Clinton counseling team, Amanda has received two RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model) national awards for a comprehensive school counseling program.
Amanda’s colleague, Sue Schrader said she “has proven herself to be an asset to Clinton High School by stimulating improvements within the School Counseling Program and offering suggestions for change. She has also actively participated in our staff development program throughout her employment which has centered on the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and Response to Intervention, including being our department PLC leader.” In addition to Amanda’s contributions to the Clinton Community School District, she also works to share knowledge with counselors throughout the state by presenting at our state conference, speaking at AEA Counselor Academy, and presenting to counseling program students.
We are fortunate to have Amanda Steines represent Iowa as the 2019 High School Counselor of the Year!
ISCA Awards and Recognition Chair