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Osseo Area Schools Counselor Named State Counselor of the Year

May 14, 2017 10:21PM ● By Doug Erlien

File photo: Osseo Area Schools/ISD 279 Educational Service Center (photo by Wendy Erlien)

Rice Lake Elementary school counselor Amy Paton has been named 2017 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Minnesota School Counselors Association.

The award is given to counselors who demonstrate leadership, advocacy and collaboration in their work; support equity and access to opportunities for all students to maximize student achievement according to a 
release by the Osseo School District.

“We are so proud of Amy,” Rice Lake Elementary Principal 
Margo Kleven said, according to the Osseo School District release . “Her passion and commitment to students, families and staff creates a foundation of care that truly permeates our building, making her so deserving of this award.”

Paton is the 15th Osseo Area Schools employee in the past four years to earn his or her state or national professional association’s highest honor.

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