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Educator Award History

2021 Recipients

McKenzie Potthoff

Nancy Muehlhausen Counseling Award

About the Award: This award recognizes current LPS employees who are accepted into a Master's level school counseling program and indicate their intent to work as a school counselor in LPS (preferred) or a current LPS counselor in need of funds for a counseling professional development opportunity that will benefit their specific school, a group of counselors serving the same grade levels or the district wide counseling team.

Awarded Amount: $1,000

Nominated By: Student, name withheld. 

Nomination: Mrs Potthoff has helped me so much in these past couple months. She first started helping me get my grades up but over time she became very easy to trust on why my grades were bad. She always gave me an honest opinion but always took my side on things. I can always tell her about my problems and my feelings and she will always find ways on how we can solve things with her still helping me with my grades. Mrs Potthoff has the biggest heart and just wants teenagers or any kids in general to be happy and successful. I think she would fit in perfect with counseling because she is very easy to trust, which is really hard for some people like me. I think she can really help people and give them someone to talk to because i know a lot of people might not have that. I have seen and talked to a couple of school counselors and therapists, and i personally think Mrs Potthoff is one of the best people to talk to and she isn't even a counselor yet. I truly think she would be an amazing counselor just like her being an amazing teacher. 

I know Mrs Potthoff has been very passionate about being a counselor and this will bring her one step closer.

 

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    60

  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served

    15

  • Students Empowered

    41,784

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    7,500+

  • Funds Received This Year

    $1.20M

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