Welcome to the Karns High School Counseling Office
    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. Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic, career and personal/social development and help all students in maximizing student achievement.
    How and why do parents contact the School Counselor? 
    • Concerns over student achievement
    • Family health problems
    • New school orientation and registration
    • Test Interpretation
    • Discussing special needs of their child
    • Early discussion of potential crises
    • Family difficulties or concerns
    Counselors are available by appointment to conference with parents. Counselors are also available by phone or email. Contact your student's counselor to schedule a parent/teacher conference if needed.
    How does a student see a School Counselor? 
    • Stop by and make an appointment
    • Request of a counselor
    • Parent referral
    • Administrative referral
    • Teacher or other staff referral
    • Referral by friend(s) 
    Knox County Schools School Counselors Believe
    • Student achievement is maximized by participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that is planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by licensed professional school counselors. 
    • Data must be analyzed and translated into goals that guide the development of the comprehensive counseling program promoting student achievement.
    • All students can achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and career success.
    • School counselors must be leaders, advocates and collaborators who create equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for self-directed personal growth for every student.
    • Applying the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors empowers school counselors to make decisions based on the highest moral principles to promote the maximum development of every student.
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    Savanna Reynolds - Freshman Academy Counselor - savanna.reynolds@knoxschools.org 
    Sam Jacks - Business and Entrepreneurship Academy Counselor - samuel.jacks@knoxschools.org 
    Tiffany Buchanan - Health and Human Services Acaemy Counselor - tiffany.buchanan@knoxschools.org 
    Brittney Carneal - Creative and Technical Innovation Academy Counselor - brittney.carneal@knoxschools.org 
    Lyndsey Donnell - College and Career Counselor - lyndsey.donnell@knoxschools.org
    Kelly Hicks - School Success Counselor - kelly.hicks@knoxschools.org
    Kim McKee - Registrar - kim.mckee@knoxschools.org
    Alison Morris - Secretary - alison.morris@knoxschools.org
    Courtney Courtney - Social Worker - courtney.courtney@knoxschools.org