•    Ms. Patricia 

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

    Thank you for taking the time to find the school counseling page. I hope that you find it useful. Please continue to check back throughout the school year as I will be adding content as the year continues. I am Ms. Patricia Lutu-Mayes, Ms. Patricia is what I have students call me and I am the school counselor here at Brickey. As I begin my eleventh year as a counselor, I am excited to begin a new year with lots of new and exciting things happening in our school and within our district. Students will continue learning and attending school in different ways again this year.  All students will be using chromebooks and using technology more in our classes, this will include my classes which are called "Life Skills with Ms. Patricia," 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. My job as your school counselor is to help with that any way I can. This will take everyone communicating their needs. So please do not hesitate to call or email your child's teacher, me (your school counselor), or one of our amazing administrators, if you have any questions or concerns this year. As your school counselor, I 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 Heath 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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     Classroom lesson schedule and topics will be added to this section mid August 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding as I continue to update the school counseling website. 

    School Counseling Program Class Schedule for 2021-2022


    Classroom lessons are called "Life Skills with Ms. Patricia," (previously called Guidance class) 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. 










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  •    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 / Concentration: School Counseling
    University of Tennessee 

    Bachelors of Art - - Fall 2008

    Major: Psychology / Minor: Child and Family Studies

    University of Tennessee 


    Work History with Knox County Schools

    Fall 2019- Present

    - Brickey-McCloud (5 days)

    * Fall 2015- Spring 2019

    - Chilhowee Int. (2 days)/

    Sunnyview Primary (2 days)/ 

     (Fall 2015- Spring 2017

         Ritta Elem. (1 day))

     (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

         Farragut Intermediate (1 day))

      (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

          Northshore Elem.  (1 day))

    * Fall 2013 - Spring 2015

    Dogwood Elem.  (4 days) /

       South Knoxville Elem. (1 day)

    * Fall 2011- Spring 2013

     - Dogwood Elem. (3 days) /

        South Knoxville Elem. (1 day) /

        Karns Elem. (1 day) 

    * Spring 2011 only

     - South Knoxville Elem.

        (1 day for a partial semester) 

    * Summer 2010- Spring 2011

     - Pond Gap Elem

        UT Asst. Community Schools 

    * Internships- 

      - Gibbs High School -Spring 2010

      - South-Doyle Middle - Fall 2010

      - Farragut Primary - Spring 2011

    Other Jobs

    Feb. 2000 - Feb 2010

    - The Original Louis' Drive-in Rest.

           (Hostess/ occasionally waitress)

    May 1996 - Feb 2000

    - My Nana's House Group Daycare Home

           (Assistant Director)