Awareness, Exploration and Preparation
The Gwinnett County Public School's Office of Advisement and Counseling encourages school counselors to raise Awareness, lead Exploration, and demand Preparation of our students through a comprehensive counseling program in every school.
Three GCPS School Counseling Programs were awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award during the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) conference held in Boston. The three school counseling programs receiving the award were Benefield Elementary School, FIve Forks Middle School, and Sycamore Elementary School.
2019 GCPS Counseling Award Recipients
Each year at the Counselor of the Year recognition, counselors from each level are recognized for the work they do in their schools. In addition, an administrator is recognized for their support of their school counselors as well as their support for a comprehensive counseling program. This year the following individuals were recognized: Nicole Moody, Elementary School Counselor of the Year (Sycamore ES), Natalie Edirmanasinghe, Middle School Counselor of the Year (Pinckneyville MS), David Jones, Mary Jo Hannaford Administrator of the Year (Mason ES), and Dr. LaVonna Groce, High School Counselor of the Year (Maxwell HS of Technology).
Office of Advisement and Counseling
The Office of Advisement and Counseling coordinates the critical work of counselors in each school as they remove barriers to academic achievement through data driven, comprehensive programming to meet the needs of all students. Advisement and Counseling also works with advisement teams in each school to provide each middle and high school student with a caring and knowledgeable adult to challenge them and help them make wise choices throughout their school career.