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Alachua County Counselor Receives State Recognition

The Florida Association of School Counselors has named Monica Bayer from Buchholz High School the 2007 High School Counselor of the Year. Mrs. Bayer began her career as a French teacher and currently is in her 34th year as an educator, 23 of them with Alachua County Public Schools. Before going to work at Buchholz in 1982, she worked as a counselor at both Eastside High School and J.J. Finley Elementary School. Although she is a veteran educator, she continues to work at expanding her skills. For example besides her guidance tasks, she is the Advanced Placement coordinator at Buchholz.

Bayer also works hard to help students and their parents successfully make the leap from middle school to high school through intensive orientation programs. She's a member of the Alachua County Counseling Association and a member of the Buchholz School Advisory Council.