As School Counselors, we advocate for students, monitor academic progress, support students' social/emotional development, & assist with secondary planning through individual counseling, groups, and classroom lessons.
  • Meet your Hardin Valley Middle School Counselors...


    Kendall Kobler Photo Kendall Kobler: Counselor to Last Names A-K

    I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to help open Hardin Valley Middle School and work with the wonderful students and families in this community. This will be my 5th year as a middle school counselor (previously Gresham Middle School), and 8th year in the profession.

    I moved to Knoxville in 2008 to attend the University of Tennessee where I earned my Masters of Education in School Counseling. I love working in schools with youth and seeing them grow and develop into young adults. I believe in meeting each child where they are and through counseling, support, and challenging them to be the best version of themselves academically, social/emotionally, and in planning for their college & career fields.

    When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children (4yrs & 2yrs), doing craft projects, playing sports, and cooking. 




    Reagan Winstead Photo Reagan Winstead: Counselor to Last Names L-Z

    This is my first year as a school counselor, and I could not be more thrilled or more grateful for the opportunity to grow in my career alongside the students and staff in this brand new building.  

    I am a Knoxville native and Hardin Valley Academy alumni. While at the academy I studied health science and participated in the volleyball program. I originally used that health science experience to pursue a nursing degree at UTK before I switched to Psychology. I received my BSN from UTK in 2016 and went on to complete a Masters at Lincoln Memorial University in school counseling in 2018.

    As a counselor, I feel passionate about community involvement and promoting a positive climate that transcends the walls of our building.  I currently participate in outside research geared at understanding and hollistically treating children with mental health issues.