Radloff Middle School Principal Dr. Sarah Skinner has been named the 2016 Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) Administrator of the Year. The GSCA selects the winner who exhibited exemplary support of school counseling services, promoted school counseling services, and implemented new school counseling services while also improving existing school counseling services.
“I am thrilled to win the GSCA Award, as it is a great way to showcase the AMAZING work the counseling team does at Radloff AND shows how committed we are to serving the whole child,” said Dr. Skinner. “Honestly, I would not be the person I am today without my staff and team— they really make the school ‘go’ and keep me on point and focused, by their high level of engagement, their commitment to children, and their own pursuit of excellence for themselves, the students, the school, and our community. When a person is surrounded by eagles, it is easy to soar— and I truly believe that describes my staff and counseling team. They are an amazing group, and they make me want to be a better principal every day,” Dr. Skinner said.
In addition to Dr. Skinner, the GSCA also honored Kelley Griffin from Mill Creek High School as one of its state counselor of the year finalists. Griffin and Dr. Skinner were recognized at GSCA’s Annual State Conference.
Skinner believes Gwinnett’s success in the area of counseling can be attributed to a focus on this area throughout the district. She explains, “Gwinnett County Public Schools always has been an advocate for the individual student— as is evidenced by Mr. Wilbanks’ creation of and commitment to our Student Advisement program— and even as academic expectations have continued to rise, the district has remained committed to helping each student reach his/her promise— as a learner and also as a person.”