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The Board of Education issued a proclamation in honor of 2019 National School Counseling Week: “School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life.” This week of recognition highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
Accepting the proclamation were Molly Gearhart, Supervisor of Student Services, and middle school counselors Alissa Douglas and Lomone White.
Ms. Douglas of Calvert Middle School has been a school counselor for 11 years, starting her career in St. Mary’s County and joining the CCPS team 4 years ago. A National Board Certified School Counselor, she has been Employee of the Month, is finishing her Administration and Supervision certification this semester, and holds her license as a Clinical Professional Counselor.
Ms. White has been a school counselor at Windy Hill Middle School for 22 years. Prior to her work as a counselor, Ms. White taught 1st and 2nd grade, and she also holds certification as a Pupil Personnel Worker. Her most rewarding experience as a counselor has been when students whom she thought she couldn’t or didn’t reach come back to visit and share their success stories. Ms. Gearhart shared that while recently interviewing prospective school counselors, a candidate said that her middle school counselor was still a mentor to her, and that counselor was Ms. White!