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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Church

Aiming to Empower: Mrs. White

Columbus High welcomed a new face to the Counseling Department in 2020. Mrs. Sabrina White is a woman who is insistent on making a change and supporting the student body in the best way feasible.

White is originally from Rex, Georgia but moved to Columbus in 2004 to attend college.

She planned to go back to her hometown once she finished college but instead began to love the slow pace of Columbus and decided to stay and start a family. She now has a little girl who is three years old.

White worked as an Economic Support Specialist shortly before becoming an educator.

Before transferring to Columbus High, White taught at G.W Carver High School for five years and then W.H Spencer High School for one year. She taught a wide range of classes such as World History, American Government, Current Issues, and U.S History.

Later on down the road, White realized she wanted to help her students and was unable to do so in a class setting due to the long list of responsibilities that comes with being a classroom teacher.

“I wanted to help my students with their emotional struggles,” remarked White, “ and have the time to accomplish working through those struggles.”

White was allowed this opportunity when she was offered the chance to switch career paths and work as a counselor at Columbus High School by Dr. Porch.

The 2021-2022 school year is White’s second year in the field of counseling. She enjoys working at Columbus High because she is given the opportunity to be an actual counselor to the students and grow and nurture that skill.

“I know a lot of fellow school counselors that have to do so many other things that they never get the chance to do what they have been trained to do with students,” stated White.

She has many hobbies such as watching movies, reading, and even crafting though crafting has been pushed to the back burner because of school and having a toddler at home.

White graduated from Columbus State University with her master's degree in School Sounseling and will be graduating in December with her Specialist in School Counseling from Valdosta State University.


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