Redding counselor named top in state
Joy Squitieri, of John Read Middle School, has been named the Connecticut School Counselor of the Year.
The honor was announced by the The Connecticut School Counselor Association. She now goes on to compete at the national level.
Squitieri is described as maintaining compassionate and caring relationships with all members of the school community. She also treats everyone with respect and kindness and treats all situations calmly and thoughtfully, according to the news release.
“Her office is described as an ‘upbeat place’ where students can go for help, but also feel valued and heard. She is commended for her ability to connect with her students, provide a safe space for each of them all while remaining calm, analyzing situations and providing sound guidance for both students and staff,” the press release states.
She will be honored at an awards gala on April 25 and the School Counselor Association annual conference at the University of Hartford on May 29.