For her outstanding contributions as a fourth grade teacher and elementary counselor, Helen is recognized on the Donors’ Hall of Fame by School Counselors of USD253 of Emporia, Kansas.

Helen Call began her teaching career by substituting in Alaska, with only two years of college, in 1954. She completed her B.S. Education Degree from Kansas State Teachers College in 1969, and began teaching fourth grade students at Walnut Elementary School in Emporia, Kansas, the same year.  She taught in the same classroom for thirteen years and earned the love and respect of her students and colleagues.  She was able to motivate and challenge children with her excellent teaching methods.

Helen completed her MS in counseling and began as a school counselor for USD253, Emporia, Kansas, in 1982.  She served as an elementary counselor at Head Start, Maynard, Mary Herbert, and William Allen White Elementary Schools during her thirteen years as a counselor.  Her retirement is a great loss for the professionals, children, and patrons of Emporia.  She has made a big impact on the counseling program and the people with whom she has had contact.

Helen Call is one of those rare and dedicated professionals who has earned the love, admiration, and respect of students, parents, colleagues, and the community at large.  Helen is an exemplary teacher and a superb counselor.  She is a warm, caring, generous, and empathetic person possessing a real talent for interpersonal relationships.  Helen’s friendly personality and genuine concern for everyone, of all ages, is always evident.

When faced with a challenge, Helen is undaunted and handles it with sensitivity, creativity, determination, and enthusiasm.  Helen is actively involved in community activities and professional organizations. She finds time and energy for her family and is the embodiment of the perfect daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a supportive friend and colleague and is always ready with a helping hand or listening ear. 

Helen is an outstanding professional and a wonderful human being.  All of us who have had the privilege of working with her are better people from our association with a very special lady.

Helen taught and served as a counselor for over twenty-five years in Emporia before her retirement.