As of Dec. 17th, 2021, your School Counselors, Ms. Patricia and Ms. Rouse have done a lot!

              Counseling by the Numbers


    Welcome to the School Counseling Page for Brickey-McCloud Elementary 2021-2022

    Thank you for taking the time to find the school counseling page. We hope that you find it useful. Please continue to check back throughout the school year as we will be adding content as the year continues. We are excited to have two school counselors this year at Brickey. Ms. Patricia Lutu-Mayes, Ms. Patricia as students call her, is our fulltime (5 Days) counselor and Ms. Kristen Rouse, we will share with Powell Elementary, she will be with us 3 days a week  and at Powell the other 2days.  Both Counselors may work with any student, but our plan for this year is to have Ms. Rouse working with and teaching with four of our Kindergarten classrooms (Lancaster, Jones, Britt, & Hoover), 2nd gr. and 4th gr. students and Ms. Patricia will be working with and teaching with four Kindergarten Classrooms ( Cole, Turner, Milligan, & Fox), 1st gr., 3rd gr., and 5th gr. students this year. We are excited to begin a new year with lots of new and exciting things happening in our school and within our district. Students will be learning from within the building this year and we understand that this will be challenging for some of our students. All students will continue using chromebooks and using technology more in our classes, this will include the school counseling classes which are called "Life Skills" previously called guidance class. Our theme for Brickey this year is CAMP Brickey! The 2021 - 2022 school year will be full of adventures, fun, and lots of new learning! Students will be showing more responsibility through the use of technology, navigating classes/courses, and doing their personal best always. Brickey and Knox county Schools will do all we can to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our students to continue to grow and learn. Our job as your school counselors is to help with that any way we can. This will take everyone communicating their needs. So please do not hesitate to call or email your child's teacher, their school counselor or one of our amazing administrators, if you have any questions or concerns this year. As your school counselors, we provide many different services through our school counseling program.

    Services provided through our comprehensive developmental school counseling program include:
    • Classroom Lessons  -(Academic, Social-Emotional, & Career TN Student Standards
    • Individual Counseling -(NOTE: this is NOT therapy, it IS extra help with school related skills ex. coping skills, organization, focus, self-advocacy, etc.)
    • Small Group Counseling -(topics based on needs ex. grief, divorce, study skills, etc.)
    • Consultation and Collaboration with all Stakeholders
    • Parent Meetings 
    • Crisis Management
    • Referrals for Mental Health services if needed


    I feel very fortunate to be able to work in such an amazing environment with extraordinary students and staff members. I look forward to working with you and your student. My goal is to help ensure that every student feels happy, safe, and ready to learn skills needed for success. Please contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding the school counseling program. The school number is  (865) 689-1499 (my extension is 22815) or you can email me anytime at patricia.lutumayes@knoxschools.org 

    *** Attention/ Action Needed ***
    Parents and Teachers: As part of my job and to ensure that we understand the needs of our students we would like you to please take a quick needs assessment if you have not already done so.  Students will have a separate needs assessment they will do with me through guidance class now known as Life Skills Class. The information on this will help me to better plan for classes and other things for the school year as well as help our social worker to address needs we may otherwise not know about with out your input. Thank in advance for your time and willingness to help us better understand the needs of Brickey McCould students, families, and community. Have a great day! 

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                                               to complete the Needs Assessment 


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  • Life Skills Classes Schedules and more... 

    Our classroom lessons are called "Life Skills " and they will be focused on meeting the TN state standards for a comprehensive developmental school counseling model. These standards address the social and personal competencies (SPCs) needed for healthy development of academic, social and emotional, and career readiness and skills. For more information on the SPCs you can go to ... Social and Personal Competencies on the CASEL.org website. For more information specifically on the TN state standards for school counseling you can go to... TN Standards for school Counseling. 

    We hope everyone had a safe and happy Winter Break. Our Spring Schedules are as follows: (Ms. Patricia's then scroll down for Ms. Rouse's to follow)

        Ms. Patricia's Class schedule for SPRING 2022


    Jan Schedule

    Feb Schedule

    March Schedule

    Apr/May schedule

    *** Note: My students will see me sometime in May for and end of year Review

                      and an opportunity to give feedback about Life Skills Class


           Ms. Rouse's class schedule for SPRING 2022 


    Jan Schedule

    Feb Schedule

    March Schedule 





     What school counselor do

  •    Ms.Patricia   

      "Ms. Patricia"

    Patricia Lutu-Mayes M.S. 

    1820 Dry Gap Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    865-689-1499 Main Office  
    ext. 22815

    Masters of Science --Spring 2011

    Major: Counseling

     with Concentration:School Counseling

    University of Tennessee  

    Bachelors of Science -- Fall 2008

    Major: Psychology

    Minor: Child & Family Studies

    University of Tennessee 


    Ms. Kristin

       "Ms. Rouse"

    Kristen Rouse M.Ed.

    1820 Dry Gap Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    865-689-1499 Main Office  
    ext. 22815

    Masters of Education --Spring 2021

    Major: School Counseling

    Lincoln Memorial University  

    Bachelors of Science - - Spring 2019

    Major: Journalism & Electronic Media

    University of Tennessee