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Raytown High Registrar Named MSCA Counselor Advocate of the Year

The Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA) selected Raytown High School Registrar Amy Barrett as the Counselor Advocate of the Year. She was selected by the MSCA for demonstrating exceptional support for the field of school counseling.

Barrett is a Raytown South High graduate and has worked in the Raytown School District for 11 years. In addition to her role as registrar, she operates Raytown High’s clothing closet, packs food for students to take home on the weekends, and helps students with other essential needs to ensure their success in school.

Barrett is also the District’s Support Staff Employee of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. She was selected from 21 candidates who completed a nomination packet and then had the opportunity to interview with judges. The judges described Barrett as loving, positive, and generous.

Her coworkers and principal describe her as the glue that bonds all the offices together and as someone who thrives off relationships and makes those around them feel loved and valued. “Amy Barrett goes above and beyond with her ability to quietly build relationships with some of Raytown High’s most vulnerable kids,” Raytown High Principal Dr. Chad Bruton said.   

Barrett will be honored at the Annual Professional Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, November 23 at the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City.

The Missouri School Counselor Association is a professional organization that has officially served school counselors of Missouri since 1948. MSCA was founded to help persons interested in school counseling make the most effective use of their skills and talents in services to students, parents, school personnel, and community members.