DEL VALLE, Texas — Del Valle Middle School counseling team received the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award for the third year in a row. DVMS counselors Stephanie Lerner and Diana Birdsong lead the initiative to provide excellence counseling program at the campus.

The CREST program began in 2005 by the Texas School Counselors Association (TSCA) to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs.  Schools receiving CREST awards demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career and personal social domains.

CREST looks at the counseling program in seven areas: Principal’s Support, School Counseling Advisory Council, School Climate and Safety, Student Results, Major Achievements, Community Partnerships and Resources and Parent Collaboration.