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GSCA 2016 Award Winners Honored

Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Sarah Berke, CAE
Georgia School Counselor Association

Georgia School Counselor Association Awards Presented at 2016 Annual Conference

Association Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the School Counseling Community

Atlanta, GA – November 29, 2016 – 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 took place during the 2016 Annual Conference on Nov. 2, 2016 in Macon, Georgia. GSCA President Torri Jackson presided over the ceremony.

The award winners are listed below:

GSCA School Counselor of the Year
Alexandra Huguelet, Mary Lin Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools

GSCA School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalists
Kelley Griffin, Mill Creek High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
William Brent Shropshire, North Cobb High School, Cobb County School District

Supervisor of the Year Award
Senetra Haywood, Glynn County School District

Advocate of the Year Award
Dr. Sarah Skinner, Louise Radloff Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Legislator of the Year Award
Joyce Chandler, Georgia House of Representatives, District 105

Inspiration Award
Barbara Strickland, Retired

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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