Teachers of TN: Laura Filtness

“School counselors have the wonderful and unique role of focusing on the entire child and the entire school. Each day we bring our knowledge and training with us as we collaborate with parents, teachers, case managers, doctors, administrators and more to provide a unique insight which looks at the whole child. We develop comprehensive, data-driven programs that provide academic, career, social, and emotional support through lessons, small groups, collaboration, parent workshops, and individual counseling. We’ve come a long way since we were known as guidance counselors! While we can’t promise to fix all of our students’ problems, we can promise they won’t have to face them alone.”

Laura Filtness, school counselor, Knox County Schools

TCA Awards Chairperson and TSCA Social Media Chairperson