AMS II Counselor Ian Levy Named NY State Counselor of the Year

New Visions celebrates Ian Levy, counselor at New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II, on being named NY State School Counselor of the Year!

Mr. Levy, who is a doctoral student in health education at Columbia University, Teachers College, was recognized by the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) for his hip hop therapy counseling program at AMS II.

The program, which Mr. Levy started in 2013, provides an outlet for students to express themselves through writing and recording rap songs and spoken word.

Last year, the program was featured in an article in the New York Times and Mr. Levy along with 19 of his students were invited to rap live on Sway Calloway’s SiriusXM radio show.

Check out the TC News blog to learn more about Mr. Levy’s prestigious award.

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson

 

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