Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with the Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of School Counselors for championing mental health policies and for being instrumental in improving educational programs and systems for the children of California.
“I am grateful to the California Association of School Counselors for honoring me with the Legislator of the Year Award,” stated Senator Portantino. “I am proud to be in a position to help our kids get the resources they need to thrive and I join counselors in their mission of helping students succeed.”
The purpose of California Association of School Counselors (CASC) is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling by leading and advancing the profession of school counseling, as well as advancing the integrity and influence of school counselors in California. CASC empowers school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to promote equity and access to a high-quality education for the overall success of every student in California schools.
“I am grateful for Senator Portantino’s unwavering support for the school counseling profession and his commitment to improving the lives of California’s students,” said Dr. Loretta Whitson, Executive Director of the California Association of School Counselors. “This award is a testament to Senator Portantino’s dedication to ensuring that every student has access to quality school counseling services and we are thrilled to recognize him as Legislator of the Year.”