The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce our 2019 School Counselor Advocate of the Year, Rob Rhodes.
Rhodes, the Director of School Counseling Services in Greenville County Schools has made significant contributions to the implementation and improvement of school counseling programs.
Supervising one of the largest districts in the state containing over 106 schools, overseeing close to 200 school counselors providing counseling services to over 75,000 students. Not only has this person removed testing coordination from school counselors across the district, Rhodes has also advocated for the student-to-counselor ratio decrease across the district in middle and high schools while continuing to push for the same in elementary schools. He has collaborated with local mental health agencies to provide a mental health counselor for every school over the next couple of years.
His co-workers state that Rhodes “leads with integrity, determination and compassion and recognizes the hard work our school counselors do each and every day.”
The purpose of the Advocate of the Year Award is to recognize persons who have demonstrated their beliefs in and support of school counseling programs that have had an impact on counselors and their students at the local, state, or national level.
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.