Lincoln, Nebraska – Lincoln Southeast High School counselor Kelsey Lorimer was awarded the Nancy Muehlhausen Counseling Award by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools on February 12, 2019 surrounded by her family and colleagues.
Lorimer, in her fourth year at LSE, was recognized for her commitment to students and dedication as a counselor. Her nomination included letters of recommendation from a former student, the parent of a former student and a colleague.
“It’s hard to put into words the impact Lorimer has had on my daughter,” wrote the parent of a former student.
“[Lorimer] saw something in my daughter and worked with her to develop her leadership skills while providing her with a safe, non-judgmental place to be herself,” she wrote.
Lorimer’s counseling colleague Kelley L.P. Winter also wrote of Lorimer’s commitment to students.
“Students feel comfortable working with her … she creates an atmosphere that is accepting and inviting,” Winter wrote.
“[Lorimer] is committed to helping students and fostering genuine, trusting relationships,” she wrote.
The Nancy Muehlhausen Counseling Award was established in 2006 to honor Nancy Muehlhausen, a former Lincoln Public Schools employee who worked as a school counselor for 29 years. It recognizes LPS employees currently or committed to working as a school counselor who demonstrate leadership, skill in counseling, a commitment to equality, creativity and innovation. Winners receive an award certificate and a $1,000 stipend to use on professional development or a special project.
Previous award winners include Lucas Varley of Lincoln High School, Nicole Barnes of Lincoln High School, Jolynn Sturek of Lefler Middle School, Jenny Mercer of Lefler Middle School, Shelly Dowding of Lefler Middle School, Judy Tuttle of Lincoln High School, and Kelsey Dady of Lux Middle School.
The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools believes that all students should have what they need to reach their full potential. We engage our community to inspire students and educators and create educational opportunities to enhance the academic and personal success of every Lincoln Public Schools student.
VIDEO: Kelsey Lorimer thanks her family, colleagues and the donors who made the Nancy Muehlhausen Counseling Award possible.