Career Guidance Award

Kristina Guy

Kristina Guy has excelled at implementing high quality CTE programs. Some examples are: Counselor Google Classroom; led discussion for a monthly curriculum that is shared district-wide, working with administrators, launched a campus-wide Community of Growth focusing on student and staff morale, campus safety, SEL Created a Virtual Classroom during the Covid pandemic to provide another way for students to access resources and seek help.

Kristina joined several different school counselor discussions groups via social media to look for new ideas to help students. She worked with post-secondary dual enrollment pathways with teachers and staff and helped develop and lead professional development for instructors that are ADE recognized.

Kristina collaborated with various stakeholders, creating a campus-wide event to expose students to the reality of all of the various post-secondary pathways working with their CTE programs and worked with Post-Secondary manager to help bring dual enrollment to more CTE programs on campus. Kris created and implemented a district program to assist students in the future career pathways. She provides professional development experiences to member district counselors. Kris attends CTSO competitions to support her students and teachers which also increased her knowledge of CTSO’s.

Kris works nights and weekends at community events to spread the word about CTE Programs. She also attended NPS to meet with Congressional Members to advocate for continued Perkins funding. As a Fellow, Kristina advocates for CTE by speaking at 8th-grade class sessions about West-MEC and CTE on their high school campus. Kristina recruits at local elementary schools that feed CTE programs.

Kristina is an ACTEAZ Leadership Fellow Alumni and she has attended ACTE Visions, and NPS. She has also been selected as an ACTE National Conference Presenter.  Kristina is active in ASCA and she was Arizona as State School Counselor of the Year in 2021. She has taught ADE Certification classes.

Thank you, Kris, for your statewide leadership in counselling and CTE advocacy!