Collinsville High School counselor Jason Corey is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of LINK for Counselors magazine.
LINK is a professional publication for school counselors. The article, “No Dream Crushers Allowed,” resulted when fellow CHS counselor Karen Olsen submitted Corey’s name to the magazine.
She wrote, “Jason is the unsung hero of our department; always working behind the scenes helping with a variety of projects and always asking ‘what may I do to help?'”
Mr. Corey, who has BA in psychology, MA in school counseling and over ten years of experience, is part of the counseling team at CHS that guides students as they transition from middle school all the way through post-high school education and career planning.
In the article, Mr. Corey talks in-depth about the philosophy of the CHS Counseling Department that “high school is not the end of a person’s education, but it is the beginning.” He says:
Remember that your happiest moments will be in helping a student feel like they can do it, they can go for it and they can afford it. Helping students, whose parents have never before even graduated from high school, go on to a higher education level is heartwarming. To help kids break a cycle of poverty is rewarding. It is equally rewarding to assist a student in getting a great scholarship such as full ride to Brown University or the University of Chicago. I think our main goal is to help students say, ‘I can do it.’ No matter what that ‘I can do it’ means to them.
CHS Principal David Snider said, “Mr. Corey did an outstanding job of representing CHS and articulating a positive, accurate message concerning our students, staff, and school.”
Read the full article: No Dream Crushers Allowed.