As a guidance counselor, Notaro hopes to serve students and lead change in mental health care
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Wolfard award is given to a senior undergraduate liberal arts student who has excelled in intellectual engagement, community leadership and civic engagement.
The North Haven, Connecticut native recently earned her Counseling degree from Lesley with a minor in Art Therapy and a specialization in Holistic Psychology.
“Being a leader in the 21st century means that I will need to be educated, trustworthy and have excellent communications skills. Our current economic and political climate calls for students to take on leadership roles. As a student of the helping professions, I hope that I can affect change on the micro level, by providing direct service to students, and secondly, on the macro level, by affecting change within our school systems and helping future generations to take on leadership roles.”
21st century leader
“As a leader in the 21st century, it will be my job to holistically view the complicated policy issues—especially regarding our broken mental health care system—facing our country so as to work to find solutions that address the whole problem rather than suspend fractions of the consequences.”
Earning a Master’s at Lesley
“My career goals are to work in a middle or high school as a guidance counselor. I also hope to get my Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) licensure so that I can work in the community as well. I am currently in the Dual Degree program in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a School and Community specialization (Guidance, 5-12). By earning my Master’s Degree at Lesley, I will not only be eligible for licensure, but I will have learned the skills I need to work effectively with both students and other members of the community.”
The Edith Lesley Wolfard Award is named for the founder of Lesley University, and the recipient is chosen by a vote of Lesley's College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies faculty and administrators. This award is given to a graduating senior who exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning, professional excellence, and the promise of a future best exemplifying Lesley's ideals.
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