Elementary School Counselor of the Year
Adel Elementary School
A goal for the 2017-2018 for Kinzee was to reach more students in a proactive manner. She researched the concept of a flipped learning approach. She made recordings of herself or found short clips for a lesson topic and shared them electronically with classroom teachers to show on her behalf. By creating these "guidance extension lessons," Kinzee was able to provide more social/emotional learning for students throughout the school year.
Kinzee has also helped establish a shoe drive in her community with the help of a local business. She noticed that many kids were coming to school with inadequate shoes and was able to acquire 80 pairs of schoes for students. Noting that many parents didn't know their child's current shoe size, Kinzee enlisted the assistance of the school nurse to measure students' feet so they were sure to get the correct size. The efforts of Kinzee and her community partner were a huge success and a great community building experience.