Meredith Draughn photo with National School Counselor of the Year Finalist News Announcement Graphic. Also includes ABSS logo.

B. Everett Jordan Elementary School Counselor Meredith Draughn is one of five finalists in the running for the American School Counselors Association 2022 National Counselor of the Year.   Draughn was named the North Carolina School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year last year in Charlotte.  

“To be able to represent such an inspiring group of people is an honor and drives me to make sure I continuously live up to the title,” said Draughn.  

The award honors exemplary school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students, helping them achieve success in school and in life. 

“As the daughter of a school counselor, and someone who is lucky enough to work with incredible colleagues, I have witnessed the positive and life-changing impact that school counselors have on school communities my entire life,” Draughn added,  

ASCA will announce the 2023 School Counselor of the Year in late fall.

Additionally, all of the School Counselor of the Year finalists will be celebrated in a series of virtual events during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 6-10, 2023.