2022 Lone Star School Counselor of the Year

AMY SINCLAIR

GARLAND ISD

Amy Sinclair is a Professional School Counselor at Beaver Technology Center in Garland ISD, a Title I, magnet school serving over 600 students and staff. Amy uses her positive attitude, hardworking nature, creativity, and boundless energy to cultivate a thriving school counseling program. Growing up in a multicultural home and attending an international school overseas has given Amy a heart for working with diverse families and students. Before earning her Master of Education in School Counseling, Amy served hundreds of children as a foster care case manager and 2nd grade teacher. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, ultimately being honored as General Educator of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Through the ups and downs of working in education, Amy relies on her “why”: that every child deserves to feel loved, valued, and significant. After Amy serves her students each day, she goes home to her most important job of being Mama to Juliana, Jack, and Jacob. She enjoys talking current events with her professor hubby of 23 years and snuggling with her dog, Archie. During her extended time off, Amy enjoys following her favorite band around the country and considers herself an Avett Brothers groupie.



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2022 SCOY FINALIST

MARSHA HARDIN

RICHARDSON ISD


Marsha Hardin moved from a small town in Oklahoma to the big city of Dallas as soon as she graduated college. She taught Junior High and High School Theatre and Speech for 21 years before coming into the Counseling field. Once she did, she knew this is “where” she belonged! “My background in communications and my strong connections with my students led me to pursue my counseling degree from Texas A & M” she explains. Marsha has been an elementary counselor prior to joining the Lake Highlands Junior High counseling team where she is now. “Junior High is such a pivotal moment in a student’s life and I consider myself lucky to be able to guide these teenagers through it” she proudly proclaims. Marsha strives to help every student find a place to feel appreciated and valued. “At Lake Highlands we have students from every background you can imagine - from the kids who grew up just down the street to students who moved to America one day before enrolling in our school. All of them need love and support. That is what I am here for,” Marsha says.


      

2022 SCOY FINALIST

NGINA HARDY

PLANO ISD


Ngina Hardy is a School Counselor at Aldridge Elementary School in Plano ISD. She is a California native, with a Texas sized- heart and a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University and the University of North Texas-Dallas. She is completing her 21st year in education and has worked in various school sectors including; public, private and charter as a General and/or Special Education teacher and Elementary School Counselor. As a lifelong learner and educator, she is a firm believer that all children can succeed no matter what obstacle may be present in their life and her motto is “Supporting student success in a diverse and evolving society”. She is a devout woman of God, proud mother of D’Orsey Hardy, II and dedicated older sister to her 5 younger siblings (The Stringer Bunch). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and enjoys professional memberships to various counseling organizations including LSSSCA and ASCA. Her favorite self-care activities are reading, dancing, scrapbooking and watching documentaries.


      

2022 SCOY FINALIST

SHALONDRA MOORE

ALDINE ISD

Counselor Moore is one of two Counselors at Goodman ACE Elementary. She has been in Aldine ISD for seventeen years. Seven of those years were spent as a classroom teacher and the other 10 years as an Elementary Counselor. She has taught grades Kindergarten, Second, and Third. Shalondra holds a Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) from the University of Houston-Main Campus and a Masters in Counseling from Prairie View A& M University. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer in the community with her church family and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She is a License Professional Counselor Associate and a Mental Health Change Agent for children. She is a servant leader and believes strongly in Mental Health as well as Social and Emotional Wellness. Counselor Moore considers Counselors that “heartbeat of the school”. She leads with intentional passion and purpose with every scholar and stakeholder that she makes contact with on a daily basis. 


      

2022 SCOY FINALIST

DYANN WILSON

ALDINE ISD

Dyann Wilson is currently a middle school counselor in Aldine ISD at Teague Middle School, but will soon take on a new job in Willis ISD as a middle school counselor at Brabham Middle School. She is a Google Level 1 Certified Educator and a Wakelet Ambassador. She is an advocate for her profession and her students. She helps all students in the areas of academic achievement and career and social/emotional development ensuring that they become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. She loves to continue learning more about her role as a school counselor and meaningful tech integration, and is currently working on her Google Level 2 certification. She is part of a powerful duo called the techCAREtwins, where she and her twin sister, Amy Storer, join forces to work alongside other school counselors to show them how they can leverage different technologies in their profession to support them, their students, staff and families. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children and loves to go camping whenever possible.




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