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Pinellas has state's top counselors



Karalia_speaks The Florida School Counselor Association has named Karalia Baldwin (right), Pinellas County Schools’ guidance supervisor, as Florida’s 2007 Guidance Supervisor of the Year.

The association has recognized Pamela D. Houle, sixth-grade counselor at Oak Grove Middle School, as Florida’s 2007 Middle School Counselor of the Year.

The honors come as the organization prepares to celebrate National School Counseling Week Feb. 4-8. The theme for the 2008 observance is "School Counselors: Creating Pathways to Success."

Organization leaders say the week helps focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and highlights the impact that counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Baldwin has been the district’s K-12 guidance supervisor since July 2005. Houle has been at Oak Grove Middle for 23 years.

- Donna Winchester, Pinellas education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33am]


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