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School Counseling

  • Our Mission 
    The mission of the Knox County School Counseling Program is to provide every student with a comprehensive school counseling program centered around an engaging curriculum that encourages growth in academic, career and personal/social domains.
    Our Vision 
    Knox County students are high-achieving learners who are well prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of the 21st century. All students have the opportunity to participate in rigorous curriculum and high-quality opportunities for self-directed personal growth supported by a comprehensive school counseling program that facilitates strategic partnerships between the school, family and community.
    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.

Counselor Support Team


    K-5 School Counselor Support Team

     Heather Willis, Supervisor

    Heather Willis

    Student Support Services Supervisor 
    UT Tower, 3rd Floor
    (865) 594-1965 Office
    (865) 594-1104 Fax

    Shaye O'Neal

    K-5 Administrative Assistant 
    UT Tower, 3rd Floor
    (865) 594-1965 Office

    Secondary Counselor Support Team


    Jodie Overton

    Secondary Counseling Supervisor 
    UT Tower, 4th Floor
    (865) 684-7415 Cell
    (865) 594-1705 Office
    Amanda Martin
    Lead High School Counselor
    Jessie Thomas
    Lead Middle School Counselor