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For eight years, President Obama made the White House a place that brought people together -- incredible students, parents, principals, district leaders, school counselors, teachers, college presidents, professors, business leaders, and more. And after January 2017, the inspiring stories we heard and the incredible people we met no longer had a place to share their experiences and ideas with folks across the country. Now they do.

These stories constantly remind and inspire us of people’s commitment to education. It is the ultimate bedrock of our society, one that people are passionately fighting to make it better. At the White House we were fortunate to get to shine a spotlight on some of those incredible education advocates. We want to continue to shine that spotlight and talk about what’s working and how others can get involved, and hopefully be inspired along the way. We hope you’ll join us.

Jan 30, 2020

We sat down with Laura Ross, the 2020 School Counselor of the Year, to talk through her personal journey as a school counselor. Laura is a middle school counselor at Five Forks Middle School in Lawrenceville, Georgia - she talks to us about the challenges, the rewards, and the important moments that come with this important position in students' lives. Stick around for our moment of hope!