Clarksville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral healthcare services, has awarded three Clarksville professionals Teachers/Counselor of the Year honors for outstanding work with their specific programs. Those lauded are:
- Mary Margaret Davis, associate teacher/counselor at Weems Academy
- Andrea Galbreath, Clarksville team leader for Centerstone’s Regional Intervention Program
- Cynthia Hunter-Jackson, children’s case manager for Centerstone’s Community Based Case Management Services
“Andrea, Cynthia and Margaret have gone beyond the call of duty in serving children,” said John Page, senior vice president for child, adolescent and family services for Centerstone. “Their commitment and professionalism are commendable.”
Weems Academy is a school for youth who have emotional and behavioral problems that prevent them from functioning in a typical school setting. Davis has worked at Weems Academy since 1997, and is now a teacher at the school.
The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) helps the families of children struggling with behavioral disorders. RIP shows families how to promote positive, developmentally appropriate behavior and minimize negative behavior in their children. Galbreath has worked for the program for nearly five years.
Community Based Case Management Services is a division of Centerstone that works with clients to assess needs, obtain services and treatments, and prevent and manage crises. Hunter-Jackson has worked for Centerstone since 1999.
Now that Davis, Galbreath and Hunter-Jackson have received local awards, they are eligible for nationwide honors through the American Re-Education Association (AREA). It recognizes the contributions of teachers and counselors who work with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems. AREA comprises dozens of member and sponsor agencies that provide mental health services throughout the United States.