• Karns Middle School Counselors 

    Counseling Dept.

    At Karns Middle School, the School Counseling Department is committed to supporting our students in their academic development, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. The focus of the school counseling program is to help students be academically prepared for secondary and post-secondary education, to be well-adjusted members of society, to become life-long learners, and to become productive citizens.  Counselors are involved in many aspects of student support, including individual and group counseling, academic planning and advising, and career exploration. In addition, the School Counseling Department coordinates various school activities, such as Career Day, Job Shadow Day, Link-Up Mentoring, Angel Tree, Thanksgiving Baskets, and PROJECT U, the group dedicated to promoting kindness within the school.

    If you have questions regarding these items or your student at KMS, we are happy to speak with you!  Please call the front office at 865-539-7732 and ask for your student's counselor or e-mail from the links below. Counselors serve students based on their last names. 

    Kristina Sims
    School Counselor
    Students last names A - K
    Last Names A-K
    Years in Education: 12   Years at KMS: 8
    Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
    B.S. in Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    M.S. in School Counseling, Lincoln Memorial University 
    Ed.S in Educational Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University 
    Fun Fact: I ♥ shoes! I am the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Oak Ridge High School! 


    Michelle Williams
    School Counselor
    Students last names L-Z
     School Counselor
    Years in Education: 18   Years at KMS: 14
    Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
    B.S. in Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University
    M.Ed. in School Counseling, Middle Tennessee State University  
    Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I love to travel and my favorite place to travel is to Hawaii!