Position: Student Assistance Counselor
School: West Deptford Middle School
School District: West Deptford School District
City, State: West Deptford, New Jersey
About the Nominee: Colleen Cech was nominated by a colleague, Laura Sandy. Ms. Cech goes over and beyond to support the West Deptford Middle School (WDMS) community by providing counseling and guidance for students and parents.
In addition to her duties as a student counselor, Ms. Cech provides support for her students' families. She leads the collection for the Thanksgiving Operation Blessing, which supplies multiple WDMS families with a generous Thanksgiving dinner. Most recently, she went over and beyond to support a local family who lost their home and belongings to a house fire. In addition, she has also brought in various motivational speakers to promote the health and well-being of the student body.
Ms. Cech always has the students' best interest at heart. She makes time to conduct group counseling sessions and peer mediation, as well as collaborate with teachers to support the students' emotional and academic needs. It's no question that Ms. Cech is a LifeChanger and a valuable asset to her school community.