Several CCSD school counselors receive local and national recognition for services delivered to students.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Cobb County Board of Education recognized school counselors for their outstanding commitment to students and schools. Collectively, school counselors were recognized for National School Counseling Week, which takes place annually during the first week of February. The Board also recognized the 2018 School Counselors of the Year: Elementary School Counselor of the Year, Laquita Hardimon (Smyrna Elementary School), Middle School Counselor of the Year, Barbara Truluck (Palmer Middle School), and High School Counselor of the Year, Antionette Dickerson (formerly of McEachern High School; currently at Lovinggood Middle School). Additionally, Michelle Stevens (Kemp Elementary School) was recognized for being honored in Washington, D.C. as the 2017 Georgia School Counselor of the Year as a part of ASCA’s Counselor of the Year events. One school was also recognized for receiving RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) designation – Griffin Middle School. Griffin Middle School was commended for their commitment to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. The Griffin Middle School counseling team includes Dr. Julia Richardson, Stella Cress, Cheryl McFadden, Taisa Turner and Principal Paul Gillihan.
Melisa Marsh, Supervisor
Alexandra Huguelet, Consultant