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Education

Brooks Middle School is state’s first to receive national counseling honor

BOLINGBROOK – The American School Counselor Association has awarded its RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) designation to the Brooks Middle School counseling department. 

Brooks is the first middle school in Illinois to receive the nationwide organization’s model program designation, which is awarded to schools that operate programs that align with the rigorous ASCA national model for student success. Since the program was instituted in 2004, just 400 schools nationwide have received the RAMP designation.

“A big bravo to guidance counselors Kris Reenstjerna, Demea Richards-Scott and Danielle McDermott as well as Assistant Principal Christina Sylvester and former Assistant Principal Jason Pascavage,” Brooks Principal Dr. Keith Wood said in a news release. “Their work has made a tremendous impact on the social, emotional, and academic supports we provide to our students. Great work indeed. This is a proud, proud day.”

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