From a field of over 230 applicants, Meridian counselor Carrie Proctor was selected by Texas OnCourse, an initiative empowering Texas students to succeed in high school, college, and career, as one of 29 counselors and advisers from across the state to participate in a two-year Leadership Fellowship.
In recognition of her leadership and commitment, Ms. Proctor will receive a $10,000 stipend and $5,000 will be awarded to Meridian School.
According to the press release provided by Texas OnCourse, “The inaugural group of Fellows, representing all 20 education regions throughout Texas, are recognized as leaders in the college and career advising field. TXOC Leader Fellows will boost state efforts to improve college and career success by connecting educators, parents and students to Texas OnCourse resources, supporting professional growth and learning and constantly improving state tolls for college and career preparedness."
“These Leader Fellows were selected from a talented group of over 230 applicants. They represent some of the most dedicated and passionate education professionals in our state,” said Harrison Keller, Deputy to the President for Strategy and Policy at UT Austin. “They are already changing the lives of their students and, as a Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow, they will help transform education in Texas.”
"The Fellows will support the work of Texas OnCourse, a groundbreaking initiative to improve college and career advising. Texas OnCourse is developed by The University of Texas at Austin in partnership with other institutions of higher education, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)."
In November, Ms. Proctor was also recognized by the Texas School Counselors Association with an Exemplary Service Award for her legislative advocacy efforts.