Aloha School Counselors!

Each year, the Hawaii School Counselor Association seeks out exemplary School Counselors from our schools in Hawaii. Our 2018 Hawaii School Counselor of the Year, Desiré Desoto, from Waianae High School, was one of 6 Finalists from across the country for the National School Counselor of the Year Award. This year’s nomination window is now open, and we are seeking candidates for consideration for the 2020 Hawaii School Counselor of the Year Award!

Here’s a few characteristics that may make an outstanding School Counselor:

  • Runs a solid School Counseling program – using individual, group and classroom guidance lessons
  • Looked to as a leader in the school community
  • Serves as an advocate for all students
  • May have innovative methods of engaging students that would serve as a great model for other School Counselors in the state
  • Assists students in being College and Career Ready

If you’d like to nominate yourself or another School Counselor for consideration, please complete the attached form, and submit it with a description of how the nominee demonstrates the characteristics of an outstanding school counselor that our Awards Committee can use to select the “best of the best” in our School Counseling field.

All nominations must be emailed to [email protected] by 5:00 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019 for consideration.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


Ian Tanita


Hawaii School Counselor Association

2020 Counselor of the Year Form