Counselor of the Year

Mountain View's Katie Doss Receives Statewide Counselors Recognition
Posted on 11/13/2017

Katie Doss, counselor at Mountain View Middle School, is this year’s New Mexico School Counselor of the Year.  She was recognized by the New Mexico School Counselor Association based on a rigorous application process which takes into account a counselor’s work with students, parents, and the community, participation in ongoing training, and how well the counselor’s efforts have helped to make a difference for students and families. 

Katie Doss receiving state Counselor of the Year AwardSchool counselors help students thrive academically, personally and socially, and assist them in exploring their options after high school. Their duties go far beyond helping students schedule classes.  Most are therapeutically trained to counsel individuals, and students and sometimes parents come to them for one-on-one help with issues they may face in school or home.   Counselors also help students with career planning and help struggling students with options to get back on track towards success in their classes and earning a diploma.   If students need more extensive therapy or other assistance, school counselors can put them in touch with crisis counselors and social service agencies. 

Ms. Doss received her BA in Psychology from Concordia University Irvine and went on to receive her MA in Counseling from Chapman University in Orange, California.  Before she found her calling as a school counselor she worked as an Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) therapist for children with developmental disabilities. She has also worked with kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Irvine, California.