Torri Jackson, a counselor at Bradwell Institute, has been named the 2015 Georgia School Counselor Association Counselor of the Year, according to the Liberty County School System.
She will be recognized at the GSCA annual conference on Nov. 4-6 in Savannah.
Dr. Valya S. Lee, Liberty County superintendent of schools said, “GSCA Counselor of the Year is quite an honor because out of all the school counselors in Georgia, one of our very own was selected. Mrs. Jackson is to be commended for the innovations, hard work, and her dedication to all students in Liberty County.”
Jackson is a graduate of the counselor education program at Georgia Southern University.
She served as a math teacher for six years and a guidance counselor for the past 10 at Bradwell Institute. During her tenure as BI counselor, Jackson has written numerous articles for the GSCA publications, gave presentations at various conferences and Georgia Department of Education workshops, and recently appeared before a Georgia House study committee on school counseling and the role of school counselors.
In addition, Jackson has conducted college admissions and financial aid workshops for organizations and churches here and in surrounding counties. Currently, Jackson is the student services support specialist for the Liberty County Board of Education where she is working to ensure all Liberty County schools have effective counseling programs.
“It is my goal to ensure each LCSS school has a comprehensive school counseling program for our students and to ensure LCSS school counselors showcase the work they do for our students on a daily basis,” Jackson said. “I consider it a privilege to be a part of the school counseling aspect of education where I get to work with students and other counselors to positively impact student achievement. I consider it a great honor to be selected as the 2015 GSCA Counselor of the Year.”