Position: School Counselor
School: Mid-Maine Technical Center
School District: Mid-Maine Technical Center
City, State: Waterville, ME
Music that Describes Kris
Kris Croteau was nominated by her colleague, Kelly Weaver.
Ms. Croteau is a celebrated school counselor in the state of Maine. She is an example of one of the best and brightest educators of our nation. She is an innovator in her field who demonstrates leadership and advocacy skills sought out by many, and she has contributed significantly to student achievement in her town and district.
Ms. Croteau has been recognized as the Maine School Counselor of the Year for 2020. She was celebrated for expanding the image and influence of school counselors as she simultaneously helped her students toward academic achievement, career planning, and social-emotional development. She is a proven leader in systemic change and collaboration.
Ms. Croteau has tirelessly advocated for the role of school counseling, such as by working with state senators and other government officials. She represented school counselors in Maine by serving as President of her board. Her School Counseling program’s data speaks for itself, and she has made impressive strides in food insecurity and community outreach. She is visible and accessible to her students, models by example, and builds connections daily. Most importantly, she empowers her students to see the strength in themselves.
"We are very proud to have Kris as a valued member of Maine's educational community. She represents the most esteemed and valued in our profession," said Weaver.