Westminster Welcomes New Counselors
We are excited to announce that we will be adding two school counselors for the 2019-20 school year!
With the ever-changing needs of students, parents, and families today, this is the ideal time to restructure our counseling department to allow for more social-emotional and spiritual guidance and support, while still continuing to grow our college counseling program. The Lower School will be welcoming Caitlin Vinson as School Counselor for grades PK3-5 and the Middle and Upper School will be welcoming Andi Strong as School Counselor for grades 6-12. In addition, Laura Stubbs will be joining the faculty as the new Director of College Counseling to continue to support and guide students and parents through the college search and admissions process. Please join us in welcoming these three new counselors as they begin their work at Westminster over the summer!
Caitlin Vinson will be returning to a familiar environment, as she is a Westminster Schools of Augusta alumna from 2006. In addition to providing guidance counseling to the Lower School, Caitlin Vinson will serve as the Academic Support Coordinator for grades PK3-5. Mrs. Vinson has a Master of Science in community counseling from North Georgia College and State University and recently served as Upper School Learning Specialist at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (South Carolina) credential. Mrs. Vinson just moved back home to Augusta with her husband Brooks and her twins Ellis and Charlie.
Andi Strong will be leading guidance counseling for the Middle and Upper School and will assist the Academic Support Coordinator for grades 6-12. After receiving a Master of Education in school counseling from the University of West Alabama, Mrs. Strong went on to complete over 16 years of work as a teacher, academic coach, and counselor at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, Georgia. She holds a State of Georgia certification in business education and school counseling. Mrs. Strong lives in Grovetown with her husband Scotty and her children Logan and Evie.
Laura Stubbs, our new Director of College Counseling, is currently a teacher and Secondary Placement Coordinator at Episcopal Day School. She has been at EDS since 2014, after completing her Master of Science in secondary education at Samford University, where she also earned a summa cum laude distinction for her Bachelor of Arts in psychology. We look forward to Ms. Stubbs teaching grade 8 English classes as well. This will allow her to continue doing what she loves in the classroom and also establish strong relationships with rising Upper School students. Ms. Stubbs is also looking forward to getting married this summer!
Our priority is to help students grow and develop emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, and we look forward to accomplishing this through the wonderful programs and support that we will be able to offer Westminster families with the restructuring of our counseling department. Through a Christ-centered counseling approach, our students will be prepared to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ!