Welcome to School Counseling!At Cedar Bluff Elementary School the school counseling program is designed to support the development and well-being of our students. Our comprehensive school counseling program focuses on the three areas of: personal/social, academics, and career to help our students build a foundation for lifelong learning to nurture, challenge, and inspire them to reach their full potential!The school counselor works with all students, including those who are considered "at risk" and those with special needs. The counselor provides assistance to students through the following four primary interventions.We are excited that this year we will have an intern counselor from UT, Shana Kennedy. She will be working with our students under Ms. Melinda's supervision.Classroom GuidanceLessons are designed to foster student's academic, career, and personal/social development. Throughout the year, Ms. Melinda or Ms. Emily will visit both in school and virtual classes.CounselingThe counselors meet with students individually or in small groups to help them resolve or cope constructively with their problem and developmental concerns. Students may visit the counselors for a variety of reasons. Such as: study skills/test-taking skills, decision making, family concerns, fears, illness, self esteem, social skills/friendship, anger management/behavior.Students may access the services of the counselors by: self-referral, teacher-referral, principal-referral, parent-referral.Consultation/CoordinationThe school counselor works with parents, teachers, school staff, and outside community resources in order to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful at school. Parents can email or call the counselor to talk about their student or set up a meeting.The school counselor works with parents, teachers, school staff, and outside community resources in order to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful at school. Parents can email or call the counselor to talk about their student or set up a meeting.
Professional School Counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students.
Melinda WatsonProfessional School CounselorMonday-Friday(865) 539-7721 ext. 23213Ms. Emily Fain-LynchProfessional School CounselorMonday and Wednesday(865) 539-7721. ext: 23220