Saturday, February 11, 2017


What better way to end National School Counseling Week than to share news of a CSD counselor 
receiving some much-deserved recognition. Hillcrest High Counselor Eric Murdock has been named
 "School Counseling Educator of the Year" by the Utah Association of Career and Technical Educators' 
Guidance Division.
"[Eric] is a leader in creating options for a diverse group of students," reads his nomination form.
Hillcrest is home to advanced learner programs and boasts some of the state's top performing arts programs.
 It also has a homeless shelter in its boundaries and a good proportion of its students are from
 low-income families. Eric works tirelessly with all students and their families to forge individualized
 paths to graduation. He serves on CSD's Credit Recovery Committee, which identifies students who
 are at-risk for not graduating and helps them make-up lost credits. He also provides 
counseling at Entrada, Canyon District's Adult High School. 
Congratulations, Eric! #nscw17 #wearecanyons

Eric Murdock was in my fourth class in 1983-1984.
He was such a great kid!
I also had a lot of interaction with him when he
worked for his dad, my doctor . . . Joe Murdock.
He was always going to school, and said he wanted to
be a counselor in an elementary school.
I also taught his sisters, Leanne and Laura.


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