CAL’S Chrissie Moon Recognized as Outstanding High School Counselor

Pathfinder of the Year Award coincides with Community College Month, celebrating the impact of teachers, counselors on Kentucky high school students





During a surprise event at Christian Academy of Louisville’s English Station Campus – attended by students and colleagues – CAL Counselor Chrissie Moon was announced as the Jefferson Community and Technical College 2023 KCTCS High School Teacher/Counselor Pathfinder Award recipient on Thursday, April 27. Established by the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS), the Pathfinder Award recognizes high school teachers and counselors for their outstanding efforts in assisting students with their college-going plans.

“Before, during, and after Community College Month, high schools, teachers and counselors are working tirelessly to ensure our young people can succeed in the classroom, workplace, and community,” said Jefferson President Ty Handy. “In that spirit, the Pathfinder Award recognizes the best and brightest among us who go above and beyond to embolden and empower the next generation.” Handy added, “Thanks to Moon’s exemplary efforts, countless students in Louisville are able to follow their dreams and make more informed decisions about their future.”

Of note, any high school teacher or counselor can be eligible for the Pathfinder Award and must be nominated by a KCTCS student or faculty/staff member. Winners were selected based on the following criteria: (1) encouraged student(s) to attend a KCTCS college; (2) assisted student(s) in identifying a career and postsecondary path; (3) provided mentorship; (4) and/or maintained contact with student(s).

In addition to Moon, the Pathfinder Award was given to one teacher or counselor from each of the other 15 KCTCS colleges. All total, nearly 250 nominations were submitted, representing every KCTCS college. For more information on the Pathfinder of the Year Awards, please visit