‘GMA’ celebrates high school counselor for ‘Make Your Monday’

Sharrell Matta of Frederick Douglass Academy II goes above and beyond to help students apply for college and even keeps in touch with them after high school.
6:03 | 10/21/19

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surprising a wonderful counselor from Frederick Douglass academy. Her name is sharrell Matta and she is backstage with a group of students. They think they're here on a "Gma" tour. What she doesn't know, T.J. Is about to walk in and surprise them all. This has been the worst tour ever. We have just been wasting our time. In our weather office. Hey, good morning, gang. Hi. How is it going? I'm T.J. From "Good morning America." Where is sharrell Matta? Where is sharrell Matta? Right here. Okay, how has the tour been going? Okay. It hasn't been a tour. What it's been, you see that hidden camera we have up there. You see, sharrell Matta, you are live on "Good morning America" right now, all of you are. And you're here because you're students and everyone wanted to honor you. I need you to come with me right now. Come, come, come, come, come, come. So that wasn't really the tour. Where are the kids? Come on kids. Come on kids. Everybody follow me. The tour was just a ruse. You're not really here for a you are here so we can honor you. On "Good morning America." Now, come here. Come here. Don't get shy on me. Come here. Come here. Now, did you have any idea that something was up? No, no idea at all. Okay, you didn't know what was up but we want our audience to know what's up and why it was important for us to bring you here and make your Monday. Take a look. Thank you for your support. You're always there for me. Reporter: The students at Frederick Douglass academy 2 know they are can count on their guide angst counselor, Mrs. Sharrell Matta and just listen to how they talk about her. She was more of a mom than a guidance counselor. Got my back and be the person or the woman that I want to become. She was the one who made me feel comfortable when I first came to this school. I personally want to thank you for trying your hardest and putting your all into all of us. Reporter: Over the past five years Mrs. Matta has been giving her all tirelessly raising money to organize college events, spirit week and special school trips. Her investment in the students is paying off. Last year she hosted the first ever college decision day celebrating 100% college acceptance among other students. I'm a sophomore at the college of broadport. Without you I wouldn't be here. Hey, miss Matta, I'm here because of you and grateful for alt your help. Reporter: Mrs. Matta believes in her students inspiring them to simply believe in themselves. Thank you, miss Matta. Love you. Sometimes it's nice and sometimes I feel mean for doing it like this. Congrats. You're here because they have a story to tell about you. Hearing them talk about you like that. Wow, I mean this is completely amazing. I was completely shocked. I had no idea. I thought we were just doing a tour. We were just so happy and excited to be here to see your lovely establishment and -- Enjoying the tour? Enjoying the tour completely. This is amazing. Thank you guys so much. Thank you. You all just in a word how special is this lady? All: Very special. Whoo. I think what got a lot of people in the piece your whole story but the fact that 100% went to college. Got them into college. Thank you. Changing lives and so many are first in their families to go to college. Like myself I'm a first generation college student and I take pride in my city and I initially worked in Brooklyn. Now I'm in Harlem and been a school counselor going on 12 years now so this is such a rewarding job for me especially considering, you know, I honor my students as I honor my three children, you know, like I have three children and I call them my babies as well. I do everything in my power to make sure that they're happy and making sure that they get exposure in learning from rigor, of course, but -- What's the secret to 100%. I have a great team. It's all about collaboration. We work diligently with miss Rodriguez and miss Colato from nyu, and we collaborate. We work closely together to make sure the students get what they need. Our principal is here. I know you talk about your babies and babies at home. You're getting a break from the babies today. We're going to make your day. You are leaving here and not we cleared this. So you are getting a full spa treatment today at mynd spa & salon. Not kidding. We'll take you to banana republic and get a whole new wardrobe today. Yes. And you know what, kids, we're not leaving y'all out either. You know what y'all are getting? Just pizza but still -- It's something. Take it. A pizza party. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you. This is real and this is happening now. You got to go. There is a limo waiting on you outside? Really? Are you serious? Oh. Thank you so much.

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