The California Association of School Counselors (CASC) announced today that Jeff Ream, the school counselor at North Tahoe High School, has been named the 2018 California School Counselor of the Year. There are over 10,000 school counseling professionals in California, and this honor is given to one individual annually to recognize their outstanding accomplishments and excellence in the field of school counseling in California. Recipients are judged on creative school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student advancement. School counseling professionals devote their careers to serving as advocates for students, addressing their academic and social/emotional development, and college and career readiness.
Jeff Ream has excelled in his work as a school counselor in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. After finishing graduate school and earning a school counseling credential, Mr. Ream began working at North Tahoe High School in 2012. In his five years there, he has helped develop a school counseling program that has improved college admissions outcomes among all student demographics and significantly increased enrollment and access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. At North Tahoe High School, students enjoy a strong school program, small family-like community, and a college-going culture. Mr. Ream has gained national recognition for his scholarship program and blog.
Chong Mercogliano, a parent at North Tahoe High School, shared, “Mr. Ream’s ability to see the multifaceted potential of every student he counsels is bar-none! Our children are in good hands with Mr. Ream guiding their high school journey.” Ream will be honored at the California Association of School Counselors annual Conference on October 24, 2017, in Riverside, California. He will enter the competition for national school counselor of the year in the spring of 2018.