•  Melissa Sowder, M.S., NCC, LPC (TN, MI, NC))

    Melissa Sowder, NCC, LPC (TN, NC, MI)

School Counselors are counselors and educators who teach social emotional learning (SEL). They teach students in the areas of academics and careers. School Counselors help remove or reduce the barriers to learning. School Counselors deliver their services in classrooms, small groups and individually. We are champions for children! If you are concerned about your child's academic or social/emotional progress, please contact me at melissa.sowder@knoxschools.org or at (865) 560-7001.
  • “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

    1. Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult

    2. School personnel all about child sexual abuse

    3. Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families