Some people think that Professional School Counselors (previous Guidance Counselors) only work with children who need help. The truth is that we work with all students to provide academic support, develop personal/social skills and explore careers. In the Knox County elementary schools, counselors usually are divided between schools; therefore, to be effective, it is critical that we consult and collaborate with administration, the staff, parents and local community organizations. This year I am assigned to Bonny Kate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    At Bonny Kate Elementary, I work with all students through classroom guidance lessons. I address specific needs through individual and small counseling groups.

    This year I will be visiting your child’s classroom for a guidance lesson every 3 weeks.

       Tuesdays  Thursdays
    Week 1 
    8:00-8:30 3rd Grade (Block 1) 
    9:20-9:50 3rd Grade (Block 2) 
    1:15-1:45 3rd Grade (Block 3)
    8:45-9:15 4th Grade (Block 1)
    9:15-9:45 4th Grade (Block 2) 
    12:40-1:10 4th Grade (Block 3)
     Week 2 
    9:45-10:15 5th Grade (Block 1)
    10:15-10:45 Harris
    2:00-2:30 5th Grade (Block 2)
    8:00-8:30 Cox
    9:45-10:15 H. Snyder
    10:15-10:45 Taylor
    1:30-2:00 Pearson
     Week 3
    8:00-8:30 Spargo 
    1:30-2:00 Snapp

    12:45-1:15 Chandler

    1:30-2:00 McLemore 


    My Hope


    If you enter my room as an enemy,

    My hope is that you leave as a friend;

    If you enter my room full of tears,

    My hope is that you will leave with a smile;

    If you enter my room feeling like a stranger,

    My hope is that when you leave, we will know each other;

    If you enter my room full of happiness,

    My hope is to share your excitement;

    If you enter my room bothered by worry,

    My hope is that you will leave feeling at ease;

    If you enter my room glowing with love,

    My hope is to share in your warmth;

    If you enter my room bubbling with dreams,

    My hope is to watch them develop for you;

    If you enter my room with a troubling problem,

    My hope is that you can confide in me;

    If you enter my room,

    My hope is that we will both grow stronger!


    ~Author Unknown

  • Devin DeBusk

    School Counselor
    7608 Martin Mill Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2108 Main Office