Marshalltown High School counselor Lydia Arevalo has been nominated for an Iowa School Counselor of the Year award by one of her peers.
Arevalo has been at MHS for three years and has seven total years of experience as a school counselor. Arevalo said she has several main initiatives she is excited about at MHS including mental health counseling services, Project Lead The Way, summer school, and the goal to attain 100 percent graduation rate.
“I have a sincere passion for working with and advocating for minority and struggling at-risk students,” Arevalo said. “I work with a wonderful team of counselors, administrators, teachers and support staff at MHS. Every day I can honestly say I love my job. I love blessing the lives of our students and their families and I will continue to do whatever it takes to help all of my students reach their full potential and succeed at MHS.”
The Iowa School Counselor of the Year award will be announced at the Iowa School Counselor Association Conference in November. Arevalo was nominated for the award by Miller Middle School counselor Angie Radcliffe.