Greenbrier East Counselor To Lead ASCA

October 04, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - A Greenbrier County school counselor has been named to a national post by the members of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Barbara Blackburn, a counselor at Greenbrier East High School, was elected president of the national organizationís governing board by her peers.  

Blackburn is no stranger to the ASCA. She has previously served as secondary level vice president on the board. A practicing school counselor for 20 years, she has watched school counselors evolve over the years into a valuable part of the education leadership team.  

Among her accomplishments is leading legislative efforts in West Virginia that resulted in landmark changes in the state, releasing school counselors from many inappropriate duties they had been saddled with in the past.  

The ASCA was founded in 1952 and is a worldwide non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Va. It supports school counselorsí efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they may not only achieve success in schools but are also prepared to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

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