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GISD Schools Win Award for Campus Counseling Programs

In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began a program called CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas) to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs. Schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the Texas Model to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains. 

This year, our very own Tippit Middle School and Georgetown High School were two of the schools recognized from across the state. This is the first time a GISD campus school counseling program has received this honor.

“We are incredibly proud of GHS and Tippit counseling programs, as well as all of our GISD school counselors,” Amy Rodriguez, GISD Coordinator of School Counseling, said. “Our counselors have been doing incredible work to support their students and the families of GISD.”

CREST looks at the counseling program in five categories:

  • Introduction to the School and the Role of the Professional School Counselor
  • Program Implementation Cycle
  • Foundational Components
  • Four Service Delivery Components
  • Program Curriculum

 Our GISD counselors continue to demonstrate a commitment to serving our students and community,” Dave Rainey, GISD Director of Counseling Services, said. “It is heartwarming to see our counselors receive the recognition they very much deserve.”


To learn more about the CREST award, visit