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School Counseling
Contact:
Megan Williams Phone Icon 865-475-3551 Email Icon Email

School Counselor

 

Welcome to the NMES School Counseling Page  

To view Mrs. Williams' information, click here.  

 

Hi everyone, and welcome to the New Market Elementary School School Counseling Page.  This is my second year as a school counselor and my second year at NMES.  

Elementary School Counselors provide services to students through individual sessions, small counseling groups, and classroom instruction.  Classroom topics include college/career readiness, personal safety, and social and emotional learning.  I am also available to consult with parents.

Parents can reach me by calling the school or emailing me at mwilliams@jcboe.net.  I also have a text # for parents to reach me.  My text # is 865-927-8267.  If you text me, please be sure to put your name and your student's name.  Please note that while you are able to text or email me at anytime, I may not be able to return texts/emails on the weekend or after 5p on weekdays. 

You may also refer your student to me by clicking here.  This link will take you to the online school counseling referral form for NMES: School Counseling Referral Form

Please note: School counselors do not provide traditional therapy or counseling.  I can provide information on outside counseling services if you feel that would benefit your student.   

 School Counselor Beliefs

1.         All students can achieve and meet high academic standards, resulting in college and career success. ALL students can reach post-secondary success.

2.         The developmental needs of ALL students are best met by developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.

3.         School counselors are leaders and advocates for all students. School counselors collaborate with stakeholders to ensure equitable access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for self-directed personal growth for all students.

4.         Student achievement is maximized by student participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that planned, managed, delivered, and evaluated by a licensed professional school counselor.

5.         School-wide data must be analyzed and translated into goals promoting student achievement. These goals will guide the direction of the comprehensive school counseling program.

6.         The school counselor applies ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to ensure that all decisions are based on the highest moral principles to promote the maximum development of all students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the NMES School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that will provide access to opportunities for academic, social/emotional, and college/career success for all students.

The school counselor will collaborate with educators, parents, community members, and other stakeholders to offer support to all students and learning opportunities for all students to encourage students’ knowledge of self and others, and to promote problem-solving and a life-long love of learning.

Vision Statement

The students of New Market Elementary School are goal-oriented and high-achieving learners who will leave our school ready to meet the challenges and high expectations of middle school and high school, and achieve future post-secondary and career success. All NMES students will participate in a comprehensive school counseling program that facilitates partnerships between school, family, and community. All students can become successful life-long learners and productive citizens, and will make a positive impact on our school, community, and world around them.