NAPW Inducts Jane Simmons, Counseling Intern at Omar Bradley Middle School of the Northeast Independent School District , Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Jane Simmons selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Jane into this exceptional group of professional women. She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Jane Simmons as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in education. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to welcome Jane into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.”

Teaching was Jane Simmons’ first passion. For years, she taught in a middle and high school. Ms. Simmons loved teaching, but she became intrigued with learning more about the students on a personal level and the obstacles they face. As a mother of six children, she knows the value of nurturing and helping people grow emotionally to gain a healthy view of themselves and their peers.

Currently completing her Master’s degree in Counseling, Ms. Simmons is interning as a School Counselor and studying individual, family, couples and group counseling. She is responsible for counseling public middle school students, arranging and organizing testing materials and giving suggestions for student schedule changes. She is also preparing to lead a group of parents at a juvenile detention center.

“Being that we grow in the midst of our greatest challenges, I would say that the most challenging and rewarding situations are one in the same, which for me is learning the art of counseling,” she said.

Long-term therapy helps people make changes in their life and Ms. Simmons knows it takes times to build a special bond between the therapist and the client. Ms. Simmons is excited for this new journey to finally begin. Learning from her children has also been a big part of being able to develop a therapeutic alliance. She hopes to obtain her school counseling certificate after graduation and eventually earn her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification.

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