A Giberson Elementary School counselor has been named 2017 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Colorado School Counselor Association, a professional industry group.
Gemile Fleming was surprised with the award at a school ceremony on Friday.
Fleming has worked for Harrison School District 2 since 2011. She started as a counselor at Wildflower Elementary and has been at Giberson since 2014.
Fleming is known for creating school groups and committees, such as the Super Hero Committee and Attendance Team, which help empower students and create a positive school environment.
She also wrote a districtwide counselor curriculum.
Fleming will be considered for the School Counselor of the Year Award from the American School Counselor Association.