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Suzanne McGinnis

Position: School Counselor
School: Socrum Elementary School
School District: Polk County Public Schools
City, State: Lakeland, FL

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Suzanne McGinnis was nominated by an anonymous colleague.

Ms. McGinnis comes to work daily wanting to make positive changes to the students who are hurting the most. She lifts them up, conferences with them, and leaves a positive mark on them. The students do a check-in with her in the morning to start their day in a positive manner. She does the same for the staff. Last year, she started the Kindness Club for students, staff, and parents.

"We all might have a need of gasoline or a few groceries until pay day. The Kindness Club keeps the positive light going in our school setting daily," said the colleague. "We are blessed to have a great counselor who looks after students and staff. We rock at Socrum Elementary!"