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Catching up with Mrs. Rossman
February 23, 2023
From teacher to counselor, Mrs. Rossman has certainly impressed us all with her ability to achieve anything she sets her mind to. During her 15 years of teaching English, she decided that she wanted to be a school counselor, but she had to wait until her children were older to go back to school. After attending the masters program for school counseling for two years, she transitioned over to being a counselor during the 2021-2022 school year.
“I think I have a file cabinet in my head where each student has a file, so when you walk in I see your picture, your SOL test scores, I know if you come to school or not, or if you have bought a cap and gown. It’s a rolodex. I wouldn’t have a job if I didn’t know a senior’s name,” Mrs. Rossman said.
From making sure students have purchased their cap and gowns to watching seniors walk across the stage on graduation day, Mrs. Rossman has experienced all the tribulations and worthwhile parts of being a school counselor with having one senior class already graduated.
“I think it’s rewarding to watch a senior walk across the stage that I know struggled to get to that point, seeing a senior find a good fit that makes them feel good about their post-secondary plans, or when scholarship announcements come out and I get to see the kids’ results and reactions.”
“The most challenging part of it all is fighting the senioritis to get kids to come to school or when they want Mr. Blair or me to tell them what to do for school, but we won’t tell you what to do.”
Mrs. Rossman can be reached by email at [email protected] or by visiting her in the guidance office. Rossman has given a lot of advice to her future and past seniors, but this is her top piece of advice:
“Be willing to try something different. That could be an internship, taking a class that you’ve always wanted to try in college, just stepping outside of your comfort zone. Who knows what you’ll find.”