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Guidance Counselor

Brunswick Academy is seeking an experienced Guidance Counselor certified in Guidance beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Brunswick Academy is a PreK-12 independent school located in Lawrenceville, VA.

Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Guidance Counseling, or School Guidance and Counseling from an accredited college or university; possession of or eligible for a Virginia Department of Education professional teaching certificate with a guidance endorsement and preferred 3 years experience in guidance or related field.

Job duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Provides academic, personal/social, and career counseling • Coordinates comprehensive school counseling program • Communicates with parents and agency representatives • Coordinates teacher and parent conferences as needed • Interprets test data and student records for parents and teachers •  Scheduling of classes • Engaged and on task • Performs other duties as required • Must have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum, instruction and counseling/guidance theory and practice • Communication skills, both oral and written, must be highly developed to meet the diverse needs of the clientele, professional staff and other community agencies • Must be able to organize and carry out student activity programs; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Health insurance and 403(b) retirement program available.

Brunswick Academy is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.  Brunswick Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, or sex in employment or education.  Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests: • State Police Criminal History Investigation • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation • Tuberculosis Screening/Test.  This position is open until filled.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Brunswick Academy
Attn:  Kristine Thompson
Guidance Counselor
E-mail:  thompsonk@brunswickacademy.com

Benjamin “Gil” Perkins inducted as the 2018 Hall of Fame recipient

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry presents Benjamin “Gil” Perkins with the Hall of Fame medal and award for his selection as DLA Aviation’s 2018 Hall of Fame member Sept. 27, 2018 in the Frank Lotts Conference Center, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jackie Roberts)

By Natalie Skelton, DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Richmond, Va., Oct. 2, 2018 —

For his dedicated service and contributions to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Benjamin “Gil” Perkins, former DLA Aviation chief counsel was inducted into the 2018 DLA Aviation Hall of Fame Sept. 27. Perkins retired in 2015 after 34 years of service.

The ceremony was held Thursday afternoon in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry opened the ceremony, making note of Perkins’s many contributions during his time at DSCR. “There is no question that Gil’s dedication to this team helped shape this center, touching the lives of many people throughout our center, from the time he started here in March 1981 until his retirement in October 2015, and beyond,” Hurry said.

Perkins’s tenure at DSCR and DLA Aviation began with services as a law clerk while was still attending the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He then served as an attorney-advisor at DSCR, and later in a rotational assignment as business manager for the Packaged Petroleum, Chemicals, Gases and Rings, Shims & Spacers Product Center — a $120 million venture. In 2006, he was promoted to chief counsel for DLA Aviation at DSCR, a position he held until retirement.

Julia Roquemore, Aviation and Airframes division chief, Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate, DLA Aviation and Brenda Brunner, supervisory paralegal specialist, DLA Counsel-Aviation, nominated Perkins.

Roquemore said the reason she nominated Perkins was because he cared more than anyone. “He was a champion of improving the quality of life for all DLA Aviation employees,” said Roquemore. “He took time to listen to people. He was a true champion of DLA Aviation.”

Perkins’s accomplishments while at DSCR include leading the office to establish and create a workload-tracking and case management database that served as the model for the DLA Counsel enterprise wide Automated Workflow and Reporting System, better known as AWARS.

“Gil’s legacy has impacted our mission, set examples for employees and introduced enduring benefits to the organization,” Hurry said. “He called DLA his dream job that fell right in with two of his life goals: serving people and supporting his country.”

The event was attended by his wife, Susan, who also worked at DLA Aviation and retired shortly before her husband after 30 years of service. One of Perkins’s four daughters—Lauren Freeman, also attended, as well as Perkins’s father, Hugh, and his sister Mary Perkins.

The DLA Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes former civilian and military team members who have made significant and lasting contributions to the agency and who represent core DLA values and ideals. Perkins is the 36th inductee into the Hall of Fame.

Perkins said, “Don’t just go to work, go to serve, to appreciate the privilege we’ve been given, to accept the responsibility that goes with the privilege and to continue to do great things."

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