Capital School District announced that Andrea Woodard, school counselor at Kent County Secondary Intensive Learning Center, has been named the Delaware School Counselor Association’s Middle School Counselor of the Year.

Woodard has been working in education for 13 years and began her career as a family living and consumer sciences teacher at the middle and high school levels. Finding the opportunity to teach and interact with students her favorite part of the day, she decided to go back to school for a Master in community counseling at Wilmington University.

Once she completed her degree, she worked on her credentialing hours to become a licensed professional counselor of mental health.

Her time with Capital School District started in a grant-funded position as a mental health counselor at William Henry Middle School. When the grant was not renewed, Woodard worked to obtain a second Master’s Degree in school counseling. As a school counselor, she has served in three schools in Capital School District: East Dover Elementary for a year, Central Middle School for four years, and currently at Kent County Secondary Intensive Learning Center grades six through 12.

Woodard was the lead teacher for the extra time program at Central Middle School for two years, taught eighth grade English for two years in summer school and served as a homebound teacher for several students since she’s been at Capital.