Morris County School of Technology Educational Services Professional of the Year
School Counselor, Jennifer Katz, was announced the Morris County School of Technology (MCST) Educational Services Professional of the Year.
Ms. Katz has been a School Counselor at the Morris County School of Technology for 13 years and has been instrumental in establishing and implementing the school’s guidance program. In her role as a counselor, Ms. Katz is an advocate for her students and provides a safe and warm environment for all. She displays an innate ability to empathize, care, and support others. She listens and counsels without judgment and fosters a sense of independence, motivation, and growth.
“Ms. Katz is our 2022-2023 Educational Services Professional of the Year because she always starts with the heart,'' said Lynne Jackson, Principal at Morris County School of Technology.
Counseling in today’s climate is not easy and requires wearing many hats; this is one of Ms. Katz’s greatest strengths. In her position as a college advisor, working on college prep and the application process, she has aided hundreds of students in achieving their post-secondary goals.
Ms. Katz is also willing to not only help her students and parents, but colleagues too. Her collaboration with families, coworkers, and stakeholders are unmatched. “Ms. Katz epitomizes excellence in school counseling in every aspect of her job,” said Athena Borzeka, Director of Student Services & Special Education. She takes on all her roles with willingness and ease. She works extremely hard to ensure the academic, emotional, and social wellbeing and success of her students. Ms. Katz credits her co-counselors and supervisor for their constant support and contributions in making the MCST guidance department successful.