Welcome to School Counseling!At Cedar Bluff Elementary School the school counseling program is designed to support the development and well-being of our students. Our comprehensive school counseling program focuses on the three areas of: personal/social, academics, and career to help our students build a foundation for lifelong learning to nurture, challenge, and inspire them to reach their full potential!The school counselors works with all students, including those who are considered "at risk" and those with special needs. The counselors provide assistance to students through the following four primary interventions.We are excited that this year we have two full time counselors. Ms. Amy Kurrelmeyer has joined our counseling team. We also have an intern counselor from UT, Sarah Littleton. She will be working with our students under Ms. Melinda's supervision.Classroom Life-skill LessonsLessons are designed to foster student's academic, career, and personal/social development. Throughout the year, Ms. Melinda and Ms. Amy will be teaching classroom lifeskill lessons. Ms. Amy will be teaching lessons in grades K-2 and Ms. Melinda will be teaching lessons in grades 3-5.CounselingThe counselors meet with students individually or in small groups to help them resolve or cope constructively with their problem and developmental concerns. Students may visit the counselors for a variety of reasons. Such as: study skills/test-taking skills, decision making, family concerns, fears, illness, self esteem, social skills/friendship, anger management/behavior.Students may access the services of the counselors by: self-referral, teacher-referral, principal-referral, parent-referral.Consultation/CoordinationThe school counselors work with parents, teachers, school staff, and outside community resources in order to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful at school. Parents can email or call the counselors to talk about their student or set up a meeting.
Professional School Counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students.
Melinda WatsonProfessional School CounselorMonday-Friday(865) 539-7721 ext. 23213Ms. Amy KurrelmeyerProfessional School CounselorMonday-Friday(865) 539-7721. ext: 23220