School system names year's top counselors

School system names year's top counselors

In recognition of the vital role that counselors play in support of teaching and learning, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) named its top school counselors at an annual breakfast on Feb. 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place.

This year’s winners are:

Kelly Cowart of Meadowcreek Elementary
2005-06 Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Karen Bevak of Glenn C. Jones Middle
2005-06 Middle School Counselor of the Year

Brent Henderson of Norcross High
2005-06 High School Counselor of the Year

Jim Markham, principal of Mill Creek High
2005-06 Counseling Advocate of the Year

These Gwinnett winners will go on to compete at the regional level. Regional winners then vie for state recognition. Gwinnett County counselors are consistently among the most recognized in the United States in state and national honors. The recognition breakfast is the school system’s culminating event for National School Counseling Week, celebrated the week of Feb. 6. Winners received gifts from Scholastic Images/Balfour and Gwinnett Federal Credit Union.

Read short bios of this year's winners in the news release (pdf).