SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute counselor Sean Will has been named 2015 Guidance Person of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education.
Will, whose career in education spans 24 years, was presented with the award in June at the 2015 PA-ACTE Summer Conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania. Several of his colleagues joined him for the special event.
“It was nice to be able to see other people from across the state,” Will said of the conference.
“I enjoy that — being able to see folks from other areas and learning about the trials and tribulations they have” and how they’ve overcome them.
LCTI school-to-work Coordinator Joe Baylog nominated Will for the award and encouraged him to follow-up by submitting an application and other supporting materials. Will’s supervisor, Academic and Special Programs Director Grace Loeffler-Guldin, wrote a letter recommending him for the prestigious award.
In it she explains, “Mr. Will is a student advocate. He goes above and beyond to make sure that the students’ needs are met, including calling sending school district personnel and agencies and following through on the details.
“No job is too big or too small for Mr. Will.”
Will, a Lower Macungie Township resident, got his first job as a guidance counselor at Carbon County’s Palmerton High School. He would later spend some time at Reading High School in Berks County before making his way to Lehigh County and joining the LCTI staff about 12 years ago.
Upon learning in May that he’d been chosen as Guidance Person of the Year, Will was pleasantly surprised. The award prompted him to reflect on the work he’s done over the last quarter-century.
“It made me feel like I’m making a difference,” he said.
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