Dr. Gibson has more than 10 years of school counseling experience and has previously
worked with adult mental health facilities, adolescent residential facilities, as
well as the Department of Children Services. Prior to joining APSU, she has taught
at Tennessee State University as well as Capella University.
Dr. Gibson has worked at the forefront of the state’s push to update the counseling
model and standards to better align with national initiatives. She facilitated working
sessions for Tennessee counselors to work on this collaboratively and presented on
the progress at the state conference. Due to these efforts, the TN State Board of
Education approved a full revision of the Comprehensive School Counseling Model of
Practice and Student Standards on first reading on July 22, 2016. At the state level,
Dr. Gibson served on the Tennessee School Counseling Advisory Committee for a number
of years before rotating off. In addition to her role as a counselor and counselor
educator, Dr. Gibson has served as the President for the Tennessee School Counselor
Association as well as the President of the Tennessee Counseling Association. Dr.
Gibson serves on the editorial board for the Professional School Counseling journal
and has presented at state and national conferences. As a result of her work with
TN school counselors, Dr. Gibson was the recipient of the Tennessee School Counselor
of the year award (2017) as well as the Middle Tennessee Middle School Counselor of
the Year award (2016). Dr. Gibson represented the state as ASCA’s “2017 Tennessee
School Counselor of the Year” during a visit to the White House alongside First Lady
Michelle Obama in her final public speech.