OAK RIDGE - Melinda Hooper, school counselor at Oak Ridge Elementary, was recently selected by Guilford County Schools (GCS) as the Elementary School representative for Counselor of the Year.
Hooper has been a school counselor since 1999, and has served in that role at Oak Ridge Elementary School since 2001.
"Ms. Hooper is a caring, compassionate person who is an essential member of the education team here at Oak Ridge Elementary," the school's principal, Penny Loschin, said. "She works diligently to have an impact and promote the academic and emotional growth of our students."
Hooper will be recognized at GCS' Celebration of Excellence on Sept. 21.