Kirkwood Resident Earns State Counselor Award
Julie Kampschroeder, the college/career counselor at Pattonville High School, was selected to receive the Peggy Clinton Award by the Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (MOACAC).
The recipient of the award is chosen from among high school college counselors and college-level counselors throughout the state and is considered Missouri’s college counselor award. The award is bestowed on a counselor who exemplifies the qualities of the award’s namesake, including being detail-focused and caring for the well-being of the students with whom she worked. In announcing the award MOACAC quoted a colleague who said, “In my 16 years of working in education, I’ve never met anymore more committed to serving students than she is. As college counselor at her school, she works diligently to ensure ALL students have access to higher education. She is passionate about what she does and works tirelessly for her students.”
Kampschroeder spends countless hours assisting students and their families with the college preparation and enrollment process. She hosts multiple evening events on preparing for, applying for and financing a college education. She also instituted the Pattonville College Academy, a week-long summer program that teaches first-generation, college-bound students how to prepare for and apply for college. She implemented a similar program during the school year, called the Pattonville College Boot Camp, that provided after-school workshops for students.
Kampschroeder was also featured as an Affiliate Achiever in the Winter 2012 edition of the Journal of College Admissions. The recognition highlights college admissions counselors and professionals throughout the nation.
Kampschroeder is a Kirkwood resident.