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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Wordle-Counselors.pngThe Monterey County Office of Education provides resources and professional learning opportunities for K-12 Counselors in Monterey County.  

The Monterey County Counselor Leadership Network (MCCLN) is designed to provide opportunities for all counselors to share and collaborate on best practices that help create high-performing cultures that promote college, career, and civic life readiness, as well as social and emotional well-being. MCCLN particularly highlights successful practices in the implementation and monitoring of personalized student learning plans, which ensure successful completion of a rigorous course of study and a seamless transition to postsecondary education, as well as strategies for early intervention systems (including CAASPP, ELPAC, SAT, ACT, and other assessment data analysis) that are focused on meeting the diverse needs of students. The ASCA National Standards for academic development guide school counseling programs to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. National School Counseling Week will be celebrated to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. Network members will: 1) Collaborate to determine professional learning needs and opportunities, 2) Share challenges and potential solutions as we engage in action research, and 3) Have opportunities for networking, support, sharing of resources, and access to high quality professional development focused on identified topics of interest of participants. Register at:

More information and counseling resources can also be found on the California Department of Education website:


Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0383

Gwenn Frindt

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0364

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