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West Sand Lake Elementary School Counselor, Megan Beauchamp, has been named Counselor of the Year by the Capital District Counseling Association (CDCA)!

According to the CDCA, the purpose of the Counselor of the Year Award is to recognize a school counselor for outstanding service and achievement in their field within the past year.

School counselors have a significant impact on students’ social-emotional development and academic achievement. Mrs. Beauchamp has had a positive impact on all students at WSL in many ways, whether it be by going into classrooms to teach lessons, working with small groups, supporting students individually, helping lead character education assemblies, or providing resources to teachers and families.

“Mrs. Beauchamp is an exceptional counselor. She has a huge heart. She is thoughtful, generous and truly cares about helping others,” WSL Principal Keri Rosher said. “Each day she gives her all to supporting the needs of our students, staff and families.”

Mrs. Beauchamp has been instrumental in implementing a number of initiatives that have had a significant impact on our school community. She is actively involved in the district as a member of the K-12 Counseling District Learning Team, the District’s SEL Team, the Character Education Committee, PBIS Team, Safety Team, and School-based Support Team. She is also the leader of the District’s Backpack Program that coordinates additional food on the weekends for families in need across the district.