Meet Teresa “Gibby” Gibbons
ACTE Counseling & Career Development Education Division Vice President
Division: Counseling & Career Development Education
Occupation: School Counselor
School Counselor, Roanoke County Public Schools, Burton Center for Arts and Technology, August 2015-present; School Counselor, School Counseling Coordinator, Roanoke City Public Schools, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, August 2005-July 2015; School Counselor, Montgomery County Public Schools, Independence Secondary, August 2000-July 2005; Instructional Assistant, Counseling Intern, Co-Director of Before and After School Program, Richmond Public Schools, Mary Munford Elementary, September 1995-June 2000; Art Director, Adventure Program and Trip Coordinator, Lakefront Supervisor, Lifeguard Instructor, Camp Carysbrook, 1996-present
K-12 School Counseling Licensure, Virginia Commonwealth University; MA-Student Personnel Services-Counseling, Eastern Kentucky University; BS-Business Administration-Management and Insurance, Ball State University
National ACTE Involvement
VISION Presenter (2018, 2019); VISION Attendee (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Region ACTE Involvement
Active Member of Region II
Division ACTE Involvement
Policy Committee Member (November 2017-present); Divisional Committee Member; Divisional Committee Chair —VISION Conference (current); Division Conference Presenter — VISION (2018, 2019); Division Conference Attendee (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019); Developing a social media presence for GCD; Recruiting and selecting VISION Conference Presenters/Sessions; Actively involved in developing and implementing a divisional strategic plan
I believe that counselors are an integral part in helping students find career pathways that meet their needs. CTE is an essential part of many of these pathways. Counselors are the one group in any school that literally work with every student in one way or another. Counselors should and need to support CTE. It will be my goal as the Vice President for Guidance and Career Development to take this division to the next level.
It is imperative to work to increase the positive perception of CTE. Advocacy and awareness and two integral parts that I believe this division can work on to increase member value and engagement, leadership, and partnerships with other organizations. I believe that I have the energy and passion to be an innovative leader to motivate the policy committee to strive for this. I also feel that it is imperative to get people involved that want to be involved. I want to increase member involvement. Plain and simple.