At its annual Counselors’ Conference in February, Lake-Sumter State College recognized the importance of the role that high school counselors in supporting and preparing students to enroll in college or postsecondary education.
“Our LSSC staff would not be able to do their work without the strong partnerships from local high school counselors,” says Jenni Kotowski, LSSC’s executive director of enrollment management, in news release. “These counselors support and assist their students through each step of the college decision and enrollment process.”
LSSC recognized five counselors for their excellence in supporting and preparing students for their postsecondary education.
The counselors recognized for 2021 are:
- Amy Henges, The Villages High School
- Catherine Lockett, Leesburg High School
- Rob Merrill, South Lake High School
- Carrie “Cookie” Norman-Tadlock, South Sumter High School
- Jeremy Thomas, Liberty Christian Preparatory School
“Over the past year, these counselors and all counselors in our area have shown great resilience in continuing to engage and motivate their students both in an online format and in person,” adds Jenni in the release.
The annual Counselor’s Conference is held during National School Counseling Week, and is an opportunity for high school counselors from across Lake and Sumter Counties, including public and private schools, to meet to learn about updates from Lake-Sumter State College. Lake County Schools and Sumter County Schools also provide updates on their career and technical education opportunities.
About Lake-Sumter State College
Founded in 1962, Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) offers a high-quality education at an affordable price to the communities of Lake and Sumter counties. As a proud member of the Florida College System, LSSC serves more than 6,000 students annually at three locations: Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont), and Sumterville. LSSC offers non-credit, certificate, and degree programs designed to support and prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce. LSSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Learn more about LSSC at www.lssc.edu.