Nominations now open for the 2021 RI School Counselor of the Year!

The School Counselor of the Year Award honors the best of the best! Do you know a school counselor who:

Implements a comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level!
Connects with and supports students each and every day!
Deserves to be recognized for the dedication to the profession!

Makes a difference!


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2020 RISCA Counselor of the Year

Sarah Metro

Ponaganset High School



Mrs. Metro, a school counselor at the Ponaganset High School and has earned the trust, respect, and admiration of her students, staff, faculty, administrators, and school community.  Leading the charge in rethinking Ponaganset’s counseling curriculum, Metro and her team work tirelessly to provide all students with a safe environment that promotes personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic success. Metro shares, “We focus on the development of individual students by challenging and inspiring them through a relevant and personalized comprehensive school counseling program.”




RISCA Advocates of the Year


Nicole Smith 2019-2020

CTE Coordinator, RIDE


Onna Holland 2019-2020

School Counseling Fellow, RIDE


Past RISCA Counselors of the Year


Eliza Bryant  2019-2020

Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts



Joseph Batiano 2018-2019

Rhode Island School for the Deaf



Amy Siemmao 2017-2018

Coventry School District



Cynthia Lancaster 2016-2017

Cumberland School District



Lisa Tenreiro 2015-2016

Woonsocket School District 



Stacy Haines-Mayne 2013-2014

Chariho School District 

Karen Carnevale 2012-2013

Cranston School District 

Lori LeBrun 2011-2012 & 2013-2014 

ASCA Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist

Coventry School District 

Linda Moitoza 2010-2011

Newport School District

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