Tammy Taylor, a counselor at South Dover Elementary School, is Delaware’s School Counselor of the Year.
She started on her career path at Wilmington University, earning a B.S. in Behavioral Science in 2001. She continued her studies at WilmU, completing her master’s in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling in 2004.
“Wilmington University was my top choice to complete my undergrad and graduate degree,” she says. “The support from faculty members, meaningful internships and the rigorous course work completely prepared me for my profession as a school counselor.”
Taylor was honored for her work in meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of students at South Dover. Her work includes monthly classroom counseling lessons on such topics as kindness and caring, preventing bullying, managing stress and anger, promoting personal safety and resolving conflicts.
She received the award during the Delaware School Counselor Association (DSCA) Spring Conference in April at Dover Downs. Taylor will go on to represent Delaware in the American School Counselor Association’s competition to become the National School Counselor of the Year. The national winner will be announced in January.