Pamela Paisley, a professor in the College of Education’s counseling and human development services department, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia School Counselor Association for her impact on the school counseling profession.
GSCA is a private, nonprofit association comprised of school counselors, guidance directors, supervisors, administrators and counselor educators who have had an impact on student success and well being. The association has been instrumental in establishing professional standards for school counseling in Georgia.
During her more than 20 years at UGA, Paisley created the professional school counseling educational specialist program at UGA’s Gwinnett campus; more than 250 students have graduated from the program. Most recently, she helped develop the education college’s doctoral program in counseling and student personnel services with a unique P-16 focus designed for practicing school counselors to further their skill and knowledge base.