CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR

  • Got a quick question? The quickest way to contact a counselor is by email. 

    Need a meeting? The counseling office uses an online platform to schedule meetings. There are QR codes posted outside the Counseling Office with links to the scheduling platform.

    To schedule an appointment with your school counselor, click on their calendly link below. Your confirmation email will be used as your pass to leave class and come to the counseling office. Please let your teacher know you have an appointment with your counselor (idea- forward or send a copy of the confirmation email to the teacher!).  Then, bring your chromebook with you to the meeting.

    If you are at school, in distress and need to speak with someone, then please come to the counseling office. Be sure to let your teacher know.

    Additional Mental Health Resources:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support.

    Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Crisis Text Line: Text “TN” to 741-741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. The line will provide immediate support and referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.
     
    Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline: 865-539-2409 is a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care.

FRESHMAN ACADEMY COUNSELOR

  • Jen Beckler

    Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/jennifer-beckler
    Years in Education: 16    Years at HVA: 10

    Hometown: Fairport, New York
    Education:
    B.S. in Human Services, University of Tennessee
    M.S. in School Counseling, University of Tennessee
    Notable:
    Played soccer for the Lady Vols
    Previous Tennessee Middle School Counselor of the Year

COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELOR

  • Anna Graham

    ANNA GRAHAM
    Years in Education: 14     Years at HVA: 14
    Hometown: Gulfport, MS
    Education:
    B.A. in Art History, Sewanee: University of the South
    M.A. in Art Administration, University of New Orleans
    M.S. in Counseling, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable:
    An original Hawk who has been at HVA since 2008
    Previously served as the Liberal Arts Academy counselor
     

BUSINESS & LAW ACADEMY COUNSELOR

  • TAYLOR SMITH
    Email: taylor.smith2@knoxschools.org

    Years in Education: 2

    Years at HVA: First Year

    Hometown: Knoxville, TN

    Education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Tennessee Knoxville

    M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, Johnson University

    Notable: 2011 Graduate of HVA

    Worked as the Helen Ross McNabb Counselor for HVA and HVMS for 2 years 

     

     

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY COUNSELOR

  • Dana Quick DANA QUICK
    Email: dana.quick@knoxschools.org
    Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/dana-quick/appointment-with-mrs-quick
    Years in Education: 17     Years at HVA: 4

    Hometown: Bryson City, NC
    Education:
    B.S. in Psychology, Western Carolina University
    M.S. in School Counseling, Western Carolina University
    Notable:
    Previous Smoky Mountain Middle School Counselor of the Year
    Married to chemistry teacher Dr. Travis Quick



LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY COUNSELOR

  • Carmen Long CARMEN LONG
    Email: carmen.long@knoxschools.org
    Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/carmen-long
    Years in Education: 9    Years at HVA: 5
    Hometown: Oliver Springs, TN
    Education:
    B.S. in Exceptional Learning, University of Tennessee
    M.Ed. in School Counseling, Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable:
    Sponsors two student organizations: Project U and Active Minds
    Serves as counseling department chair

STEM ACADEMY COUNSELOR

  • Courtney Sanford COURTNEY SANFORD
    Email: courtney.sanford2@knoxschools.org
    Schedule an appointment here: https://calendly.com/courtney-sanford2
    Years in Education: 2
    Years at HVA: 2
    Education:
    B.S. in Business Education, Marketing, Tennessee Technological University
    M. Ed. in School Counseling, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable: Played Volleyball at Tennessee Tech University

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

  • Carolyn Carter CAROLYN CARTER
    Email: carolyn.carter@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 17   Years at HVA: 14
    Hometown: Cleveland, TN
    Education:
    A.S. in Business, Cleveland State
    Notable:
    Original Hawk who has been at HVA since opening day

REGISTRAR

  • Pam Degges PAM DEGGES
    Email: pam.degges@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 14   Years at HVA: 14
    Hometown: Kingsport, TN
    Education:
    B.A. in Human Services, University of Tennessee
    Notable:
    Original Hawk who has been at HVA since opening day