On Friday, March 22, 2019, New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) honored School Counselors from all counties in the state of New Jersey at their 33rd Annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program, which was held at The College of New Jersey. School counselors were nominated by their colleagues and were selected by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award. The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) hosted the Awards Luncheon in Ewing, NJ.
Vanessa Ming is a district supervisor of school counselors in the East Orange School District (EOSD), She has been a school counselor for 11 years. The School Counselor of the County award, presented by the New Jersey School Counselor Association, honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the students of New Jersey and addressing their academic, social/emotional development, and college/career readiness needs.
“I have known Vanessa for over six years,” said Gregory Jenkins, Vice-President Essex County School Counselor Association. Vanessa’s leadership has helped the East Orange School District (EOSD) to align it’s comprehensive school counseling program to the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model and she has been instrumental in making the EOSD a trauma-sensitive district. She demonstrates strong commitment and she leads with purpose.”
Vanessa is a tireless advocate for students. She always considers ‘what is in the best interest for each student?’ For the profession of counseling, Vanessa is dedicated to advancing the ideals of counseling, career and college readiness and ethics. Her passion for service to others, to her students, her integrity and her work ethic make her an invaluable member of our Student Support and Parent Relations Department.”
About the New Jersey School Counselor Association, The New Jersey School Counselor Association is the organization, which represents professional school counseling in New Jersey. The mission of the New Jersey School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the school counseling profession and to advocate for the development of all students. The vision of the New Jersey School Counselor Association is that all professional school counselors in New Jersey will develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. NJSCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of professional school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change.
Ms. Ming's information has been forwarded to the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA), where she will now be considered among other county recipients as the New Jersey School Counselor of the Year. Learn more at www.njsca.org