West Creek Middle School Counselor Dr. Eva Gibson was chosen as Tennessee’s 2017 School Counselor of the Year. She was honored at the White House as a part of the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Clarksville-Montgomery CountySchool Board member Charlie Patterson recognized Dr. Gibson at the January School Board meeting, along with her Assistant Principal Michael Moseley.
As part of her Reach Higher initiative, Mrs. Obama has championed school counselors and encouraged post-secondary education for students across the country. Awardees from all 50 states are selected by the American School Counselor Association, based on criteria including: creative school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills, and contributions to student enhancement.
To watch the speech with the First Lady to the school counselors, click here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/watch-live-first-lady-michelle-obamas-final-white-house-speech/