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School counselor

Dorothy Witt Thomas, American School counselor. License mental health counselor, Florida. Recipient merit award Alachua County School Board, 1983.


Thomas, Dorothy Witt was born on November 15, 1940 in High Springs, Florida, United States. Daughter of Joseph Leroy and Hazel Dorothea Witt.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, U. Florida, 1963; Master of Education, U. Florida, 1968; Educational Specialist, U. Florida, 1979; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Florida, 1987.


Teacher physical education, Stephen Foster Elementary School, Gainesville, Florida, 1963-1964; teacher physical education, Santa Fe H.S., Alachua, Florida, 1964-1968; school counselor, Newberry (Florida) Junior-Senior H.S., 1968-1970; school counselor, Spring Hill Middle School, High Springs, 1970-1990; school counselor, Westwood Middle School, Gainesville, 1990-1993; school counselor, Horizon Center and New Pathways, Gainesville, since 1993. Educational consultant various school districts, since 1970. Mental health counselor, Gainesville, since 1994.


  • License mental health counselor, Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and newsletters.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.


Member, officer High Springs Junior Women's Club. Member ACA (governing board 1983-1986, president-elect 1987), American School Counselor Association (president 1984-1985), American Mental Health Counselors Association, Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Suprs., Florida Counseling Association (governing board 1980-1983, Paul Fitzgerald Outstanding Member award 1990), Florida School Counselors Association (past president), Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, National Middle School Association, Alachua County Education Association (building representative), League of Women Voters, Phi Delta Kappa, Chi Sigma Iota (Wittmer Professional Svc. award 1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, traveling.


Married Donald Robert Thomas, June 23, 1963.

Joseph Leroy

Hazel Dorothea Witt

Donald Robert Thomas