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Counseling groups honor Gwinnett educators

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Two Gwinnett educators have been recognized as top professionals in their field by the Georgia School Counselors Association (GSCA). The organization named Stacey Miller of Roberts Elementary as the 2014 Georgia School Counselor of the Year and Linda Boyd of Twin Rivers Middle as its Supervisor/Administrator of the Year.

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“Gwinnett County counselors are consistently among the most recognized in the country in terms of state and national honors,” said Gwinnett Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. “This year’s recognition marks the third consecutive year a Gwinnett school counselor earned the overall state title.”

 

Miller designed and implemented an Academic Advisement Small Group plan focusing on goals, work habits, and test-taking skills. Her efforts paid off at the end of the school year as measured by the state’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in which 67% of the students she had worked with performed in the “exceeds” category in both subject areas.

Miller has dedicated eight years to the school counseling profession, all in Gwinnett County.

 

The counseling team at Twin Rivers Middle nominated Principal Linda Boyd “Supervisor/Administrator of the Year” to recognize her as an exemplary example of an advocate through her actions, leadership and spirit.

 

“Building individual relationships with students and removing barriers to academic achievement are at the top of Mrs. Boyd’s priority list, and nowhere is this communicated more clearly than through her support of the counseling department,” the counselors wrote when nominating their school principal.

 

Boyd has been leading the school since it opened in 2009. Before helping create the
Mountain View Cluster, she served as principal of Snellville Middle School.

 

The Georgia School Counselor Association will officially recognize Miller and Boyd with their awards during the Georgia School Counselor Association Annual State Conference in Augusta on Nov. 11.

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