GSCA 2018 Award Winners Honored

GSCA Community ,
Association Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the School Counseling Community

Atlanta, GA – November 9, 2018 – 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 2018 Annual Conference on Nov. 9, 2018 in Macon, Georgia. GSCA President Leslie Hamilton presided over the ceremony.

The award winners are listed below:

Counselor Educator of the Year
Dr. Lee Edmonsond Grimes, Associate Professor, Valdosta State University
Business Partner Award
Chuck Little, Atlanta Electrical Contractors
Mike Kenig, Holder Construction
Advocate of the Year Award
Anthony Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Administrator of the Year Award
Christine Douthart, Five Forks Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Writer of the Year
Teshia Dula, Richard Hull Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Emerging Leader
John Nwosu, Garrett Middle School, Cobb County School District

GSCA School Counselor of the Year
Laura Ross, Five Forks Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

GSCA School Counselor of the Year Semi Finalists
Sherry Ferguson, Ferguson Elementary School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Bobby Gueh, Lanier High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Lifetime Acheivement Award
Karen Griffith, The University of Georgia

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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