Meridian Counselor to Receive State Award

In May we shared that Meridian Counselor, Carrie Proctor, was nominated for the 2016 Texas Counseling Association Dr. Jamesanna Kirven Outstanding Counselor Award, and today we were notified that Ms. Proctor will indeed be the recipient of this prestigious award at the 60th Annual Professional Growth Conference in Dallas this November.
 
Carrie Proctor is in her 2nd year at Meridian and entering her 21st year as an educator, the past 17 years as a counselor. A proud graduate of The Ohio State University ( B.S. degree in Human Ecology) who majored in Child Development, she moved to Texas and earned her Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance from Southwest Texas State University in 1998.  Carrie is an active member of the Texas Counseling Association and currently serves as an officer on the the Board of Directors. Her children have attended Meridian since the 2013-14 school year; Roman is entering 3rd grade and Giuliana is one of the inaugural 6th graders in the new middle school building. She has a wealth of experience in working with gifted students, magnet programs, and in building comprehensive counseling and guidance programs that serve all students.
 
More about the Dr. Jamesanna Kirven Outstanding Counselor Award:

This award is presented to an individual in recognition of his/her contributions in one or more areas of professional counseling. The award was renamed in 2005 to the 'Dr. Jamesanna Kirven Outstanding Counseling Award,' in honor of Dr. Jamesanna Kirven, the first Certified Counselor in Texas. Throughout her life, Dr. Kriven was involved in some form of educational activity. One of her greatest accomplishments was bringing the Principles and Theory of Guidance to Texas. Dr. Kirven worked as a Counselor, Supervisor of Secondary Area Counselors, and Supervision Director of Trainees for License in the Division of Mental Health. She also served as a Senator for TCA and was a charter member of seven TCA Divisions.

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