MT School Counselor of the Year

The Montana School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best - counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle, or high school level.

Congratulations to Our 2021 MT School Counselor of the Year: Heather Williams!!


 
The Montana School Counselor Association is pleased to announce Heather Willimas of Big Sky High School in Missoula, MT has been selected as the 2021 Montana School Counselor of the Year! 

 
The Montana School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best - counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle, or high school level.
Nominees are scored on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of use of the American School Counselor Association National Model to develop a comprehensive program
  • Evidence of characteristics or qualities demonstrating leadership
  • Evidence of innovation and originality within school counseling program
  • Evidence contributing to student achievement and enhancement
  • Dedication to the profession and membership to MSCA

Heather Williams exemplifies this award and we are proud to call her our 2021 MT School Counselor of the Year!  Heather is smart, innovative, and caring.  She builds rapport quickly with students and staff, understands students’ needs and is able to collaborate effectively with students and other staff to meet those needs.   Heather’s determination and vision benefit all who work with her.  She is a spectacular Professional School Counselor, team member, colleague, supervisor, and friend who exudes professionalism in all she does, while also embodying empathy and kindness to all



Past School Counselors of the Year:
  • 2020 - Teresa Majerus, Lewistown Junior High School and Fergus High School
  • 2019 - Vicki Bisbee, Southside School, Wolf Point
  • 2018 - Carolyn Yegen, McKinley Elementary, Billings 
  • 2017 - Erica Zins, Sentinel High School, Missoula
  • 2016 - Lee Starck, Stevensville Public Schools, Stevensville
  • 2015 - Tana Mayo, Saddle Peak Ele., Belgrade
  • 2014 - Krista King, Lolo Ele., Lolo & Tanya Kirschman, Highland Ele., Billings
  • 2013 - None
  • 2012 - Lisa Meyer, Beartooth Ele., Billings
  • 2011 - Debby Perry, Utterback Middle, Conrad