After the 2020-2021 school year, our beloved counselor for juniors and seniors, Ms. McCammon, will be retiring. Ms. McCammon has been working in education for 47 years and has worked in guidance counseling for the later part of those years. She has worked in many schools before GMC, but she considers GMC her home. Ms. McCammon discusses her thoughts about leaving GMC below:
"Working at GMC has been a wonderful experience for me. I came initially because it was so close to home, but I found a family here and an awesome bunch of people to work with and for. I love the Early College philosophy of opening up college to all students when they are ready and the push for academic success at every level. This school, its teachers, and students work so well together and the positivity and encouragement that I see daily are what every school should aspire to. Although we, like others, have taken a beating from Covid, I see the resiliency and support the teachers, staff and students give each other every day. After 47 years in education I need a rest, but I know that I will be back at some point because I consider this home. I have loved watching the successes of students as they graduate and leave us, and working with students will be the thing that I miss the most. A Blazer forever!! Get fired up!"
Like many faculty members and administrators, Ms. McCammon's work has been even more stressful with the coronavirus being introduced, and we are incredibly grateful for her hard work. Even during a pandemic, she still devoted herself to helping students. One student said that he was grateful to Ms. McCammon for helping him find scholarships in his planned area of study. Another student, Gracie Wilkerson, expressed her gratitude for Ms. McCammon's help in IGP meetings: "Ms. McCammon was always kind to me when I saw her. She was very patient and helpful when I did my IGP and I didn't have a good idea of what college classes I wanted to take next year. I wish I could have gotten to know her more! We'll miss her!"
The Forge would like to thank Ms. McCammon for her hard work and for always being willing to help. GMC students and faculty alike will miss Ms. McCammon and her dedication and passion for her work, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. We hope to see her again soon!