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GSCA 2017 Award Winners to be Honored

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Georgia School Counselor Association Awards to be Presented at 2017 Annual Conference

Association Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the School Counseling Community

Atlanta, GA – October 9, 2017 – The Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) community is proud to recognize and honor exemplary contributions to school counseling. The awards are a highly visible component of the association's focus on promoting and enhancing school counseling in Georgia.

The GSCA awards are bestowed upon deserving individuals annually in recognition of outstanding commitment to, performance in and support of school counseling.

The award ceremony will take place during the 2017 Annual Conference on Nov. 8, 2017 in Jekyll Island, Georgia. GSCA President Tinisha Parker will preside over the ceremony.

The award winners are listed below:

GSCA School Counselor of the Year
Samela Tucker Reid, Parkview High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
GSCA School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalists
Michelle Stevens, Kemp Elementary, Cobb County School District
Lara Salzman, Hightower Trail Middle School, Cobb County School District
Supervisor of the Year Award
Penny Palmer Young, Arcado Elementary, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Advocate of the Year Award
Brad Wheeler, Cobb County School District
Emerging Leader Award
Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Writer Award
Simone Sheppard, Rosebud Elementary School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

About the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

The Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) is a private, non-profit association comprised of school counselors, counseling and guidance directors, supervisors, administrators, counselor educators, and other individuals involved in related activities who have an impact on a student's success and well-being at school, work and home. Founded in 1949, GSCA has grown to a membership of more than 1,000 members. GSCA has been instrumental in setting professional standards for the school counseling profession in Georgia. GSCA assists counselors in delivering more effective services by providing the means and information to enhance their skills, by supporting self-evaluation, and by conducting research to measure counselor effectiveness. Professional development programs and activities help maintain high standards and encourage quality performance. GSCA speaks for school counselors at the state and national levels through strong public relations and government relations programs and activities. GSCA members work in all educational settings from elementary through postsecondary education. GSCA and its members are committed to the continuing development of the school counseling profession.

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