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6th Grade Counselor

Phone: 865-594-1345 ext 41616

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MS in School Counseling Johnson University

Ms. Tiffany Smelcer

Hi, my name is Tiffany Smelcer. I am the 6th-grade school counselor here at Northwest.

I graduated from Johnson University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services along with a Master’s in Professional School Counseling.

My passion is helping students reach their fullest potential. The students are the reason that I am here. I am looking forward to my 2nd year at Northwest!

 

A few more interesting facts about me:

I was able to travel around the country playing college basketball

I have a twin brother

I was crowned homecoming queen at my high school

 

 



7th Grade Counselor

Phone: 865-594-1345 ext 41692

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MS in School Counseling Carson Newman University BS in Secondary Education Social Sciences Tennessee Tech University

Mrs. Emily Fiveash

Hi, my name is Emily Fiveash. I am so excited to be the 7th grade counselor for Northwest!

As a School Counselor, I love building relationships with my students and helping them on the journey to discovering their unique gifts and talents. The middle school years can be difficult years which is why I choose to work at Northwest. I want to help each of my students learn how to naviagate academics, relationships and growing up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am from Harrogate, Tennessee  and graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education Social Sciences. I taught school for eight years in Memphis and Middle Tennessee before moving to Knoxville. I graduated from Carson Newman University with a Master’s in School Counseling and have worked in Knox County and the private sector since 2009.

 A few more interesting facts about me:

I am married with two children; a daughter in college and a son in high school.

I love being outside and working out.

We are currently renovating our old home.



8th Grade Counselor

Phone: 865-594-1345 ext 41615

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MS in School Counseling University of North Florida BS in Community Health Education University of Nebraska

Mrs. Sandi Watson

HI! I’m Sandi Watson, your 8th grade counselor. I am so excited and grateful to be a part of the Northwest family.

My family and I recently moved here from northeast FL where I was a school counselor since 2006. As a school counselor, I’m most inspired with the opportunity I have to be part of a student’s life in such a powerful way. I love building relationships, having students know I am there for them, and being that listening ear when they need it.

I grew up in New York. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and then my Masters degree in School Counseling from the University of North Florida.

A few more interesting facts about me…

- I am married with two daughters

- I love sports and attending sporting events

- I enjoy being outdoors and love going to the beach when I can