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School Counselor of the Year 



Congratulations to Laura Ross, school counselor, Five Forks Middle School, Lawrenceville, Ga., the 2020 School Counselor of the Year. “Laura is a true hero when it comes to helping us grow as a school in building relationships with our students,” said Christine Douthart, principal, Five Forks Middle School. “She is a school counselor who has the best interest of students at the heart of everything she does."  Read more about Ross.

The 2020 School Counselor of the Year finalists are:

The School Counselor of the Year award honors professionals who devote their careers to advocating for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness needs.



2019 School Counseor of the Year: Brian Coleman, Jones College Prep, Chicago, Ill. Read more.

2018 School Counselor of the Year: Kirsten Perry, Lawndale Community Academy, Chicago, Ill. Read more.


2017 School Counselor of the Year: Terri Tchorzynski, Calhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, Mich. Read more.

2016 School Counselor of the Year: Katherine Pastor, school counselor, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff, Ariz. Read more.

2015 School Counselor of the Year: Cory Notestine, school counselor, Alamosa High School, Alamosa, Colo. Read more.

2014 School Counselor of the Year: Robin Zorn, school counselor, M.H. Mason Jr. Elementary School, Duluth, Ga. Read more.

2013 School Counselor of the Year: Mindy Willard, school counselor, Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Glendale, Ariz. Read and watch more.

2012 School Counselor of the Year: Nicole Pfleger, Nickajack Elementary School, Smyrna, Ga. Read more.

2011 School Counselor of the Year: Randy McPherson, Trezevant Career & Technology Center, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tenn. 

2010 School Counselor of the Year: Barbara Micucci, Caley Elementary School, King of Prussia, Pa. .

2009 School Counselor of the Year: Julie Hartline, Campbell High School, Smyrna, Ga. 

2008 School Counselor of the Year: Tammi Mackeben, Ernesto Serna K-8, El Paso, Texas.