• Mission, Vision, Beliefs
  • ASCA Model
  • Counselors
  • Schedule Changes
  • Student Referral
  • Parent Referral

Welcome Students and Families!

  • School counselors are available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm to meet with students, teachers, and parents. Students who desire to meet with their school counselor can request a pass from their teacher or submit a Student Referral form via Canvas under the NMS Student Support Page or on the link under the Student Referral tab at the top of this page. Teachers can also refer students to our office during any time of the school day.  Parents are welcome to schedule appointments throughout school hours as well.


  • School Counselor's Role


    The role of the School Counselor is one of support and advocacy. We value each person's unique qualities and strive to work out positive solutions to all situations. Communication and understanding are the goals of the School Counselors in working with parents, students, staff, and administrators. All aspects of academic assistance are provided after reviewing all data available to determine student's academic progress. At Northwest, we are responsible for ensuring appropriate academic placement. The School Counselors are involved in taking care of academic, personal/ social, and career needs. We address these student needs through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, and data collected from students, staff, and parents.




  • Counseling Services Available



    • Scheduling Issues
    • Time Management
    • Social and
           Personal Growth 

    Small Group

    • Lunch/Brunch
    • Bully Prevention
    • Grief/Loss
    • Mean Girls


    • Study Habits Tips
    • High School Transition
    • School Pride
    • College & Career





  • NMS Counselors


    Sandi Watson  Emily Fiveash                             

    Tiffany Smelcer                                                                         Emily Fiveash                                                                                                                Sandi Watson

    6th Grade                                                                                   7th Grade                                                                                                                      8th Grade

    865-594-1345   Ext 41616                                                      865-594-1345 Ext 41692                                                                                           865-594-1345 Ext 41615

    tiffany.smelcer@knoxschools.org                                                                 emily.fiveash@knoxschools.org                                                                                                             sandra.watson@knoxschools.org