South Carolina School Counselor of the Year

The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2019 School Counselors of the Year, Deborah Blume, Elementary School Counselor and Overall School Counselor of the Year and Leigh Eubanks, Middle School Counselor of the Year

Blume, a school counselor at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering in Greenville School District is committed to finding and developing the best traits in everyone, creating a data driven and exemplary comprehensive program that not only serves students but also the parents, breaking the barriers between school, home and community. Having 24 years of experience in education, 12 years as a school counselor, and now serving 561 students as the only school counselor within the school, she “teaches the whole child”.

Eubanks, the Director of School Counseling and Advisement at Lexington Middle School in Lexington School District One has a passion for the profession and students that is unsurpassed. She embodies the best characteristics of the education and school counseling professions, demonstrating expertise in pedagogy, dedication to professional growth, and advocacy for students and the whole child.” Eubanks says, “being a school counselor has been one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my thirty years in education.
The purpose of the School Counselor of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their ability to provide leadership in executing a comprehensive school counseling program impacting students, the community and other stakeholders.

The Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization. PSSCA helps advance the profession of school counseling by assisting South Carolina school counselors with guiding their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development in order to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society.