How Mrs. Adriana Toles Transformed Student Success with the “Discover Your Path” Activity Book

When it comes to bridging the gap for minority students and enhancing their access to college and career resources, Mrs. Adriana Toles stands out as a beacon of dedication and innovation. As a high school counselor for the past six years and with a total of 15 years in education, Mrs. Toles has made significant strides in empowering her students. Named School Counselor of the Year in 2023, her journey is both inspiring and impactful.

A Journey of Dedication and Passion

Mrs. Toles began her educational career as a middle school creative writing teacher, where she inspired students to find their voice and develop expressive language skills. Her passion for helping students grow extended beyond the classroom, as evidenced by her work in the school garden. Here, she drew parallels between nurturing plants and nurturing students, emphasizing care, patience, and support.

Integrating “Discover Your Path” with Be the Change

In her current role, Mrs. Toles leads the “Be the Change” student organization, focusing on improving emotional safety and inclusivity on campus through social and educational events. She introduced the “Discover Your Path” activity book within this group, using it to reinforce educational and career goals, particularly in preparation for the summer break. The book’s puzzles and exercises enhanced students’ self-discovery and literacy skills.

Impact on Students

The activity book had a profound impact on students, increasing their awareness and vocabulary related to future goals. Many felt empowered and achieved a sense of accomplishment upon completing the puzzles. Some even found the activities calming, enjoying the structured enrichment time.

Collaborative Efforts for Personalized Learning

Mrs. Toles collaborated with two other school counselors on her campus to ensure each student received tailored support, maximizing the benefits of the activity book.

Support from Mission 2 Transition™

Mrs. Toles’ success story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the vital support from Mission 2 Transition™. She received the Path to Success – EmpowerED Educator package, which included activity books and a comprehensive educator’s guide. This guide offered insights into what, why, and how to implement the books effectively.

Mission 2 Transition™ also provided two hours of additional support, ensuring that Mrs. Toles and her colleagues were well-equipped to make the most of the resources, allowing for a smooth integration of the activity book into their counseling sessions.

Ms. Toles’ Testimonial

In a glowing Google review, Mrs. Toles shared her thoughts on the “Discover Your Path” activity book:

Mrs. Toles highlighted how she constantly searches for effective curriculum to support her students. She found the “Discover Your Path” workbooks to be an answered prayer, as they provided differentiated and impactful resources for each learner. The workbooks help students envision their futures and take practical steps to achieve their dreams. She praised the accompanying teacher’s guide for its detailed instructions and flexibility, allowing her to adapt the curriculum as needed. Since implementing the workbooks, her students have shown great growth, increased engagement, and excitement about their future.

Continuing the Journey

Mrs. Toles’ dedication to her students remains unwavering. Check out the donors choose project created to support the Be the Change Club for their upcoming School Connect Summit, which bridges many gaps in education by connecting community leaders and business owners to identify how educators and students can gain access to essential resources. Click here to support her project.

Get Involved

If you’re an educator passionate about helping students achieve success, visit our website to check out the EmpowerED EDucator resources, like the Path to Success package. Learn how you can incorporate the Student Activity Workbooks into your classrooms and programs, just like Mrs. Toles did. Join us in empowering the next generation of leaders.


Mrs. Adriana Toles’ story is a testament to the power of dedication, innovation, and collaboration in education. Through the “Discover Your Path” activity book and the support of Mission 2 Transition™, she has created a transformative experience for her students, empowering them to reach their full potential. As we celebrate her achievements, we also look forward to the continued impact she will undoubtedly have on the lives of many more students.

For educators looking to make a similar impact, exploring the Path to Success – EmpowerED Educator package from Mission 2 Transition™ could be the first step towards transforming student success in your own schools.

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