Robin Zorn

Zorn Named Counselor of the Year

Robin Zorn (Ed.S. ’98), a school counselor at M.H. Mason Jr. Elementary School in Duluth, Ga., has been named the 2014 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association.

This award recognizes school counselors across the country for their “creative school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student advancement,” according to the association’s website.

Zorn received her master of education in school counseling in 1994 and her specialist in school counseling in 1998. She has been an elementary school counselor in Gwinnett County since 1993 and in her career, she has worked with mentoring programs that have increased attendance rates and higher achievement for at-risk students and helped girls successfully transition from elementary to middle school.

In addition, Zorn established the annual Elementary School Peer Leadership Conference in 2010 to give students the opportunity to build leadership skills at an early age.

“Starting the elementary school peer leadership conference in Gwinnett County has by far been my biggest accomplishment throughout my career as a school counselor,” Zorn said in a news release. “The smiles on the children’s faces, seeing how empowered they feel, is priceless.”

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