*Mrs. Michelle Painter
I started as 9-12 English @ CCHS 13 years & then became 6-8 School Counselor @ CCMS 13 years and currently Coaler Academy facilitator.
I wanted to become a NBCT-Counselor because I saw the value in the process and knew that it would help me hone my craft. Often times as a counselor, there are not a lot of opportunities to collaborate with other counselors to improve your own practice.
The most difficult part of the process for me was being the only counselor in the cohort. At times it was difficult to benefit from the group because of the difference in my position: not having my own classroom and trying relate the details in the process to the role of counselor, but the process is designed in a way that the generalities of what is good practice allowed me to still participate in the cohort and gain from that experience.
The most rewarding part of the process is that it helped me reflect, improve, and validate my practice as a counselor.
Please take some time to consider this opportunity. You will not regret it!!!
The process of earning a National Board Certification has made me a better educator because it laser-focused my approach to counseling/teaching with the 5 Core Propositions, and because of that, I am accomplished in knowing what is important for the benefit of the students and delivering or facilitating that on their behalf in a way that is effective.