District names counselor of the year

The Grossmont Union High School District named Erin Burke of Granite Hills High School as its Counselor of the Year. The announce­ment came as GUHSD joined school districts across America in celebrating the efforts of all of its school counselors, whose work is essential to every GUHSD student reaching their full potential during National School Counseling Week Feb. 5-9. Burke spent her entire 18-year GUHSD ca­reer at Granite Hills. Before being promoted to her cur­rent position as school coun­selor, she served in a variety of counseling department support roles.

“Erin Burke is widely ad­mired for developing car­ing connections with her students and helping them navigate their college and career paths by putting plans in place to cover a va­riety of possibilities,” said GUHSD Superintendent Mary Beth Kastan in a Feb. 9 press release. “She’s also been an outstanding leader for the Granite Hills com­munity, having coordinated many different programs that help students succeed and enhance their educa­tional experience.”

Burke coordinates the Granite Hills High School holiday adopt-a-family pro­gram and the “athletic sign­ing day” which celebrates students who commit to continuing their athletic careers in college. Burke is also a CIF-championship varsity softball coach.

“Faculty and students alike know they can de­pend on Erin Burke,” stated Burke’s colleague and Gran­ite Hills High School Coun­seling Department Chair Susan Lusk. “Her students seek her out for guidance and encouragement.”


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