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Dreher High Counseling Chairman Named Midlands Region Career and Technical Education School Counselor of the Year

 

Dreher High School counseling chairman Kevin Kirkley has been named the 2024 Midlands Region Career and Technical Education (CTE) School Counselor of the Year by the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA). The award recognizes school counselors who show outstanding achievement in serving and supporting CTE students, faculty and parents.

 

Staff from Dreher, Richland One’s Office of CTE and a representative from MEBA surprised Kirkley with the award May 6.

 

I am honored and surprised to receive the recognition this year.  One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to work closely with students on their next steps after graduation.  I am very grateful to MEBA for recognizing me and the great team we have at Dreher.  As we approach graduation in a few weeks, I am excited to see all that our students will accomplish as they move forward into the adult world,” said Kirkley.

 

He will now go on to compete for South Carolina’s CTE School Counselor of the Year award, representing the Midlands region.  The state winner will be announced in the coming weeks.

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PHOTO 1: Dreher High School counseling chairman Kevin Kirkley has been named the Midlands Region Career and Technical Education (CTE) Counselor of the Year by the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA). 

 

 

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PHOTO 2: Staff from Dreher High School, Richland One’s Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and a representative from MEBA surprised Kirkley with the award May 6. From left to right are: Dr. Charnice Starks-Ray, the work-based learning consultant in Richland One’s Office of CTE; Anita Stroman, academic integration consultant in Richland One’s Office of CTE; Lisa Call, the Midlands regional career specialist and senior director for business education engagement with MEBA; Kevin Kirkley; Dr. Joe Eberlin, Dreher High School principal; Dr. Yolanda Singleton, program consultant in Richland One’s Office of CTE; Chris Dinkins, Richland One’s Director of CTE; and Dr. Beyonka Wider, program coordinator in Richland One’s Office of CTE.