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McMath Middle Counseling Staff Wins CREST Award

Denton Independent School District’s McMath Middle School Counseling Department was recently named as recipients of the CREST Award, which annually recognizes the top counseling staffs in the state, by the Texas School Counselor Association. 

This marks the sixth consecutive year at least one Denton ISD campus has received a CREST award.

Each of the recipients will be honored in February at the CREST Luncheon, which is part of the annual TSCA conference, in San Antonio. The McMath Middle School Counseling Staff includes: Brian Adams, Mary Arndt and Kelli Hauser.


“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition from TSCA, so I am very proud of this counseling team and the work we’re doing at the district,” Amy Lawrence, director of counseling services said. “This is the sixth consecutive year one of our counseling teams has been recognized, just further solidifying the hard work they put in daily to provide invaluable services to our students and families in Denton ISD.”


The CREST award was introduced by the Texas School Counselor Association in 2005 to recognize excellence in school counseling. 


CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas and is a program that focuses on 10 areas that leave the greatest impact school counselors have on the achievements, career aspirations, personal gains and social aspects of students’ lives. The program helps counselors evaluate their current counseling guidelines and techniques while also promoting their services to students and parents.