School Counselor

Hi everyone, and welcome to the New Market Elementary School School Counseling Page.  This is my third year as a school counselor and my third year at NMES.  

Elementary School Counselors provide services to students through individual sessions, small counseling groups, and classroom instruction.  Classroom topics include college/career readiness, personal safety, and social and emotional learning.  I am also available to consult with parents.  

Parents can reach me by calling the school or emailing me at  I also have a text # for parents to reach me.  My text # is 865-927-8267.  If you text me, please be sure to put your name and your student's name.  Please note that while you are able to text or email me at anytime, I may not be able to return texts/emails on the weekend or after 5p on weekdays. 

You may also refer your student to me by clicking the following link.  This link will take you to the online school counseling referral form for NMES: School Counseling Referral Form

Please note: School counselors do not provide traditional therapy or counseling.  I can provide information on outside counseling services if you feel that would benefit your student. 

School Counselor Beliefs

Mission Statement

The mission of the NMES School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that will provide access to opportunities for academic, social/emotional, and college/career success for all students.

The school counselor will collaborate with educators, parents, community members, and other stakeholders to offer support to all students and learning opportunities for all students to encourage students’ knowledge of self and others, and to promote problem-solving and a life-long love of learning.

Vision Statement

The students of New Market Elementary School are goal-oriented and high-achieving learners who will leave our school ready to meet the challenges and high expectations of middle school and high school, and achieve future post-secondary and career success. All NMES students will participate in a comprehensive school counseling program that facilitates partnerships between school, family, and community. All students can become successful life-long learners and productive citizens, and will make a positive impact on our school, community, and world around them.