Lone Star Middle School Counselors Receive CREST Award for Excellence in Counseling

San Angelo ISD and Lone Star Middle School are proud to announce the Counseling Department at Lone Star has received the distinct honor of being awarded the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award for excellence in counseling. Lone Star Middle School counselors are one of the first schools west of I-35 to join this elite group from across the state. 

In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began the CREST program to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs. To receive a CREST award, schools must demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains. CREST helps counselors to evaluate their counseling programs, promote their programs to the stakeholders in their districts, demonstrate the effectiveness of their guidance and counseling programs through empirical means, and to implement the Texas and National models for school counseling programs

“Lone Star counselors, Amber Garza, Solomon Moore, and Michael O’Briant, exemplify the San Angelo ISD educator profile in everything they do every day” said Amy Lemaster, Principal at Lone Star Middle School. “They are committed to prioritizing our students’ needs, building relationships with our students and their families, and supporting a dynamic learning environment. I couldn’t be more proud of their work and dedication.” 

SAISD school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program to more fully serve our students. Our counselors make a unique impact on our students by empowering all students to acquire the skills needed to be academically successful and college/career ready, while also providing assistance to those in need of special services. They support the social, emotional, academic and career growth and development of all students by building positive relationships, creating safe and inviting environments for open conversation, and collaborating with stakeholders to benefit students. 

“As the Director of Assessment and Counseling for SAISD, it is my honor and pleasure to work alongside all of our counselors. The Lone Star counselors are committed to creating a comprehensive counseling program that exemplifies the school counseling profession” said Rebecca Cline, Director of Assessment and Counseling.   

Please join us in congratulating and thanking our outstanding CREST award winners who truly make a difference in our students' lives! To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter