The school counselor is here to support our students with comprehensive services that will address their social-emotional, academic, and career interests. The counselor will help provide a nurturing environment with high expectations for student success. Our school counseling program centers around having good character and being a good citizen. Our students will learn how to be safe, respectful, and responsible. The counselor will see classes on a rotating basis and will also see students in small groups and individually as needed or requested. The counselor takes teacher, parent, and self referrals from students. Referrals can be made due to social, academic, school or home based concerns. The counselor can also help with family needs such as food and clothing. All information that is shared with the counselor is strictly confidential.
  • Ellen Quarles  

    Professional School Counselor


    I am at Carter Elementary 5 days a week. You may reach me by dialing the school number and press option 1.  I check my messages before school starts and at the end of the day.  If there is an urgent safety need, please contact the main office.


    Carter- 865-933-4172 option 1


    Carter Elementary
    8455 Strawberry Plains Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37924