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Muhlenberg Elementary Named 2018-2019 RAMP School

Muhlenberg Elementary Named 2018-2019 RAMP School
Posted on 05/01/2019
The Allentown School District is excited to announce that Muhlenberg Elementary School has been named a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary comprehensive school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for comprehensive, data-driven school counseling. 

“School counselor Dr. Susan Fuller is a crucial part of our community here at Muhlenberg Elementary,” said Jason Sizemore, principal. “She has been a champion for our students, developing school counseling programs that focus on social-emotional learning, trauma sensitivity, mindfulness, career readiness and so much more. Her efforts inspire our staff to deliver these important programs, concepts and practices to our students and families. We are excited that Muhlenberg is being recognized on the national stage and honored by the positive impact Dr. Fuller has on our students.” 

Dr. Fuller, who has been with Muhlenberg Elementary for over a decade, began the RAMP application process in 2017. School counselors play a vital role in cultivating a culture within the Allentown School District where students feel safe, valued and nurtured.  As the only school counselor at Muhlenberg Elementary, Dr. Fuller serves nearly 500 students.  

Since the RAMP program’s inception, only 820 schools nationwide have been designated as recipients, and this year only three Pennsylvania schools joined this elite group. 

“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director. “These schools used data to drive their program development and implementation, so all students can achieve success. The RAMP designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to strive for excellence.”
Muhlenberg Elementary School and other new RAMP schools will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Boston, Mass. on Monday, July 1, 2019.