Royal Palm Beach High School Counseling Services Coordinator Nikki Lanier has been named as the 2020 School District of Palm Beach County Counselor of the Year. Lanier was presented the award recently at the district’s annual Principals-Counselors Breakfast.
Lanier has been a school counselor at Lake Worth Middle School and Royal Palm Beach High School for a total of 15 years. The last six years, she has been the coordinator for the Royal Palm Beach High School Counseling Department.
“In the last five years, the demands of school counseling have taken on a brand-new meaning, and counseling departments are not what they used to be,” Principal Dr. Jesús Armas said. “Mrs. Lanier has masterfully led the creation of a Counseling Services Department at Royal Palm Beach High School that truly delivers wrap-around services. Her knowledge, insight, pragmatism and visionary wisdom are invaluable to the team, and consequently to the school. Mrs. Lanier is a master counselor by any definition of the term and in every imaginable way.”
Along with Lanier’s award, Royal Palm Beach High School is also home to the current Teacher of the Year Daniella Boyd and the current Principal of the Year Dr. Jesús Armas, who is calling this rare feat “the Triple Crown.”
“While honored to have received these awards, none of us were campaigning to get them,” he said. “I know that I speak for Daniella and Nikki when I say that we’re grateful, but that this is actually a testament to the brilliant work that the faculty, staff and students of Royal Palm Beach High School do every day. I’m proud of the culture of collaboration that we have on our campus and the work ethic exhibited by our faculty and staff. Royal Palm Beach High School is certainly a great place to learn and work.”