Tribute for Katrina Rugglesby Representative Scott R. Tipton
Posted on 2015-12-08
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Katrina Ruggles.
Ms. Ruggles is a school counselor at Center School in Center, Colorado
and has recently been awarded the Colorado Secondary Counselor of the
Year for 2015 by the Colorado School Counselor Association.
School counselors throughout Colorado compete for this award and the recipient must demonstrate leadership, professionalism, as well as a willingness to assist in students' ability maximize their personal, social, and academic development. Amongst these qualities, the counselor must demonstrate evidence of implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven counseling program as well as holding responsibility for further development of programs supporting students' career, personal, social and academic development.
Ms. Ruggles is an outstanding counselor, who has served in Center, Colorado schools for 14 years. Not only has she been a statewide name among professionals but she has become a successful grant writer, earning close to $300,000 in scholarships for students year after year.
Mr. Speaker, Ms. Ruggles' passion and drive to help her students succeed should not go overlooked. Students living in rural areas can often find themselves with limited resources. Ms. Ruggles' dedication to her students' success ensures that limited resources do not hinder their academic experience. Ms. Ruggles exemplifies the best qualities of academic professionals from the Third Congressional District of Colorado, and I congratulate her for her achievement and wish her continued success in the future.