Special to the Times-Record
The North Dakota School Counselors Association recently awarded Judi Hillier, currently K-3 counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, the North Dakota Elementary School Counselor of the Year Award.
Mrs. Hillier has implemented programs at Washington and Jefferson Schools, which include organizing the first fifth and sixth grade Career Fair and Kindness Week activities.
Most recently at Jefferson, Judi organized the Third Grade Test Tip Pep Rally, Honoring Children Military Program and the Autism Awareness Classroom activities.
Mrs. Hillier has also been a leader in her school, community and state. She has served on the NDSCA board, NDEA Womanâ€™s Caucus, the Valley City Public Schools Counseling Department and Delta Kappa Gamma, among others.
Troy Miller, principal at Jefferson Elementary nominated Mrs. Hillier for this award.
Some comments from coworkers and community members included: â€śJudi is an amazingly talented school counselor who uses creativity with a motherâ€™s touch while maintaining a professional standard to guide, teach, and offer support to the students of Jefferson Elementary.â€ť
â€śI have found Mrs. Hillier to be a very dedicated school counselor.â€ť
â€śShe goes above and beyond the general requirements of her job.â€ť
â€śShe genuinely cares about their thoughts, concerns, and feelings.â€ť â€śJudi has exemplified the qualities that a counselor should possess.â€ť
The North Dakota School Counselors Association would like to extend their congratulations to Judi Hillier. They would also like to extend their gratitude to the Valley City community for their support of Mrs. Hillier and the School Counseling Program.