Ward 2 - Tiffany Gibson-Pitts
Ms. Tiffany Gibson-Pitts is a native of Opelika, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Jacksonville State University in Criminal Justice with a concentration in juvenile delinquency and both a Master’s and Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling and Counseling Supervision from Auburn University.
Tiffany received a Community Service Resolution from Mayor Gary Fuller in 2011 for her work as organizer of the Free Kutz for Kids initiative. She was named High School Counselor of the Year in 2013 by the Alabama School Counseling Association, received the Lee County Youth Development Center’s STARS Shining Star Award in 2015, and was the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award presented by the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), East Central Alabama Chapter.
She has served as a presenter for the East Alabama Regional In-service Center, the Alabama Counseling Association, and various churches in the surrounding area. Due to her love and compassion for girls, Tiffany founded Girls’ STEPS, Inc., which is a non-profit organization designed to prepare girls in grades 3-12 to be self-sufficient and college/career ready.
Tiffany serves the community and counseling profession by being a member of the following organizations:
- Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education
- Alabama Council on Human Relations
- Alabama Counseling Association
- American School Counseling Association
- Counselor Education Advisory Committee, Auburn University
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Envision Opelika Education, Family, and Youth Development
- Lee County CARES Coalition
Tiffany is entering her 11th year as a school counselor at Auburn High School and previously served the students at Valley High School in that same capacity for four years. She specializes in working with youth who are considered at-risk and attributes her love for that population to her previous experience of working at the Potter-Daniel Boys and Girls Club and the Lee County Youth Development Center.
Tiffany was not born was a silver spoon in her mouth. She understands the restrictions residents have on them due to financial woes, but she also understands how, as a community, we can pull ourselves out of despair and build the community into one that everyone is proud of.
She is the mother of two, Austin and Ashleigh. Tiffany and her family are members of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.