Seaman Middle School Counselor

Seaman Middle School Counselor Selected as Finalist for Best in State
Posted on 11/19/2021
Emily Baker was chosen from more than 50 nominations for the statewide honor. The award celebrates counselors in the state who devote their careers to serving as advocates for students, helping them achieve success in school and in life.

Baker has served as a school counselor for five years. This is her second year at Seaman Middle School. She also has served in the district at Elmont Elementary School.

“I wanted to make sure that I was making an impact with what I do every day, and because of every day being different, every student’s needs being different, it continues to challenge me and make sure I can better myself to meet those needs of students,” Baker said.

Mrs. Baker is not only there for students but also an exemplary co-worker. “Mrs. Baker goes above and beyond every day and would do anything to help a colleague or student whenever she can,” Seaman Middle School Counselor Daniel Ruda said. “She consistently advocates for the needs of our students as well as the profession of a school counselor.”

Seaman Middle School Principal Joshua Snyder said the recognition shines a light on the positive work happening at the school.

“She is a person that strives continuously to improve herself, her practice, and her interactions with her students,” Snyder said. It just makes me proud to know someone so deserving gets that opportunity to be recognized.”

The winner of 2021 School Counselor of the Year will be announced in January.