FPD counselor honored by state association

First Presbyterian Day School guidance counselor Mary Butler was named Outstanding High School Counselor for Independent Schools by the Georgia School Counselors Association. Butler was named as the recipient at GSCA conference last month.

“This is a significant honor,” FPD high school principal Joe Childs said. “Mary has dedicated much of her professional career to assisting young men and women in their quest to fulfill their college aspirations. This is a well-deserved recognition of her efforts.”

Butler is a graduate of Georgia State University and the University of Georgia, where she earned a master’s degree in counseling and a specialist’s degree in education.

She taught special education and social studies in the Bibb County school system before joining the staff at FPD in 1973, according to an FPD news release.

Butler helped the Middle Georgia Private Counselors’ Association and served on the first advisory board of counselors to the University of Georgia. She currently serves on the Georgia Articulation Committee, which helps bring college fairs to the state.