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Professor Named Counselor Educator of the Year

Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the school counseling program at the University, was named School Counselor Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA).
December 4, 2017

Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the school counseling program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at The University of Scranton, was recognized as School Counselor Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA). The professional recognition was presented at the PSCA’s 62nd Annual Conference Recognition Banquet Nov. 30.

PSCA works to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote professional and ethical practice, and to advocate for equity and access for all students. The organization aims to strengthen the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systematic change.

Dr. Cerrito is a national certified counselor and school counselor. She also holds an approved clinical supervisor credential. At the University, she serves as the faculty advisor for the Chi Delta Rho Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling.

Dr. Cerrito’s research and scholarship focuses on access, equity and advocacy in addressing the college and career readiness needs of underserved PK-12 youth in school systems. She has been part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s National Reach Higher Initiative since its inception in 2014 by participating in the annual White House Convening as a representative for counselor educators and school counselors across the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, she currently serves as the co-chair for professional school counselors on the Pennsylvania College and Career Readiness Consortium.

Dr. Cerrito earned her bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University, her master’s degree from The University of Scranton and her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

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