Julie Hartline, lead professional school counselor at Campbell High School, has been named the top counselor in the United States by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Ms. Hartline is one of more than 400 applicants nationwide that competed for the title of School Counselor of the Year. The award honors professionals who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of their students, parents, and communities. Mrs. Hartline received the award during a surprise assembly Dec. 15 at the Campbell High gym, with students and colleagues cheering her on. ASCA executive director Dr. Richard Wong made the announcement, with Superintendent Fred Sanderson and Post 2 Board of Education member Holli Cash on hand for the festivities.
Campbell High principal Kehl Arnson began the assembly presenting the Governor’s Cup to Superintendent Fred Sanderson. The school received the honor from Governor Sonny Perdue’s Office of Student Achievement for improvement on SAT scores. Mr. Arnson segued into the honor for Mrs. Hartline, introducing Dr. Wong for the national award announcement.
Ms. Hartline will visit Washington, DC. Jan. 28-31, 2009 with nine other national finalists to kick off National Counseling Week. The group will represent ASCA in meetings with members of Congress and will attend a black-tie awards gala at Union Station. They will also receive a guided tour of the Capitol building.
Julie Hartline is an experienced educator and school counselor, serving at Campbell High School since January 1999. Under her leadership, Campbell High received the prestigious ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award in 2007, recognizing exemplary school counseling programs. Prior to her role at Campbell, Ms. Hartline was a Latin teacher at Wheeler, Southwest DeKalb and North Cobb high schools and served as a Fulton County parole officer. She is a graduate of Georgia State University, the State University of West Georgia and Agnes Scott College.