Frenship Counselor Selected as State Leader in College and Career Advising

Chelsea Bohannon, counselor at Frenship Middle School, has been selected as one of 25 public school counselors from across the state as a Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow.

The Texas OnCourse Fellows, representing all 20 education regions throughout Texas, are recognized as leaders in the college and career advising field. Leader Fellows will boost state efforts toward college and career success by connecting educators, parents, and students to college career, and military readiness resources, supporting professional growth and learning, and improving state tools for college and career preparedness.

Leader Fellows support the work of Texas OnCourse, a University of Texas at Austin-led initiative that equips all students for post-graduation success by simplifying the college and career planning process. Texas OnCourse’s free interactive resources enable students to make informed postsecondary decisions and contribute to a better economic future for the state. These resources are designed to help schools and districts meet the requirements of Texas HB 5, which revised state graduation requirements in 2013.

“The individuals selected as Leader Fellows are some of the most committed and passionate counselors, advisers, and teachers in the state,” said Laura Brennan, Director of Texas OnCourse. “They change the lives of their students every day. Now, as Texas OnCourse Leader Fellows, they will help transform college and career planning in Texas.”

Since launching in 2015, Texas OnCourse has emerged as one of the state’s top resources for college and career planning. Texas OnCourse is developed in partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

As Texas’ definitive source for college and career planning, Texas OnCourse equips all students for post-graduation success by simplifying the college and career planning process with free digital tools, easy-to-digest information and access to extensive resources and educator training. Texas OnCourse is an initiative from The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with other institutions of higher education, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.