Molly Rundquist, a school counselor at Selvidge Middle School, has been named the Missouri Middle School Counselor of the Year. Rundquist has served as a counselor at Selvidge for the last 17 years. Prior to this, she taught language arts at Crestview Middle School for six years. A National Board Certified Teacher, Rundquist holds both a bachelor’s degree in language arts and behavioral science and a master’s degree in school counseling.
Rundquist described Selvidge as the best place to work. “Our school is like a big family and I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive group of educators who inspire me to be the best I can be,” said Rundquist. “Middle school is a transitional time for students and I enjoy helping them and watching them grow.”
Sean Stryhal, principal of Selvidge, described Rundquist as a dedicated educator. “Molly is an asset to our guidance department and a leader within our school,” said Stryhal. “We are fortunate to have her on our staff and we appreciate her contributions to our students and families.”
The Missouri School Counselor Association, MSCA, honors one elementary, middle and high school counselor each year as the top school counselors in the state. Rundquist will be among the three counselors in the state honored at the annual conference of the Missouri School Counselor Association.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment and we are proud of Molly,” said Superintendent Bruce Borchers, Ph.D. “Rockwood has an outstanding guidance department because of counselors like Molly who continually go above and beyond to meet the needs of students.”