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High School School Counseling Program Recognized as "Program Of Distinction" by Middle States Association

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recently recognized Mt. Lebanon High School for its Program of Distinction in School Counseling.The Middle States Programs of Distinction initiative provides external validation of an accredited school’s accomplishments in specific areas of expertise and enables schools to take accreditation to the next level.

“Faculty and staff at Mt. Lebanon High School understand how beneficial strong counseling services are for students,” said Lisa Marie McCauley, Ed.D., president of MSA-CESS. “They should be commended for their commitment to nurturing the whole student, including academically, developmentally and socially.”

The Programs of Distinction review process helps already accredited schools identify strengths and areas for growth and provides inspiration and recommendations for attaining a high-quality program. 

“Members of our school counseling department work hard each day to address the social and emotional,
academic and career development of all students,” said High School Brian McFeeley.“We know from experience that students who feel nurtured and cared for at school do better academically and are more likely to become healthy, productive adults. We are proud of the work we do and are honored to be recognized by Middle States in this important way.”

Congratulations to the High School Counseling Department of Diana Becker, Casey Bowles, Chad Johnston, Tara Leja, Joy Rullo, Shelly Saba, Elizabeth Schneider ,Trish Carlson, Ann Carini and Monica Hall, Principal Brian McFeeley, Dr. Ron Davis and the entire high school leadership  team for striving for continuous improvement of their department which directly benefits our students.