GSCA 2019 Award Winners Honored

Association Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the School Counseling Community

Atlanta, GA – November 15, 2019 – 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 2019 Annual Conference on Nov. 15, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. GSCA President Maria Grovner presided over the ceremony.

The award winners are listed below:

Georgia School Counselor of the Year
Barbara Truluck, Palmer Middle School, Cobb County School District
School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalists
Ruth Bowen, Summit Hill Elementary School, Fulton County Schools
Toni Dickerson, Lovinggood Middle School, Cobb County School District
Advocate of the Year Award
Sherri Hill, Chief School Leadership Officer, Cobb County School District
Administrator of the Year Award
David Jones, Mason Elementary School, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Writer of the Year
Ebony Payno, Cobb Horizon High School, Cobb County School District
Emerging Leader
Nadiya Rosen, Acworth Elementary School, Cobb County School District

Legislator of the Year
Robert Dickey, GA House of Representatives, District 140

Inspiration Award
Martha Stephens

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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