Tennessee School Counseling Association

School counselors are uniquely trained professionals who serve as mental health professionals in public and private PreK-12 grade schools throughout Tennessee. Through direct counseling services, consultation and collaboration, leadership, and advocacy, school counselors improve academic achievement, promote positive social/emotional development, and ensure college/career readiness for all students. They are change agents who make a measurable difference for students, schools, and communities.

The Tennessee School Counseling Association (TnSCA) is the state professional association for practicing school counselors, graduate students in school counseling, school counselor educators, and interested others. Your membership in TnSCA supports advocacy for the school counseling profession across the state and contributes to your own professional growth through professional development, networking opportunities, and exclusive consultation services.



2023-2024 Tennessee School Counseling Board


Rhonda Hill


Jesika Stuart


Julia Hoge

Past President

Cavelle Gonga


Yvette Carter


Ashley Dale

Bylaws Chair

Kim Rollins

Legislative Chair


Webinar Offerings - 

TnSCA Presents: The Counselor’s Toolkit: Creating Comprehensive, Data-Driven Programs

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Date and Time: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm CST/ 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST

CEs available:  1.5 hours

Location:  Zoom

Presenters: John Burnett, School Counselor M.Ed, Ed.S.

Program Description: In this session, participants will be introduced to innovative ways to create and develop a Comprehensive School Counseling Program and share information about ASCA’s three domains of academic, social-emotional, and college and career readiness. Additionally, participants will discover innovative ways to meet the needs of students, families, and the community using data, technology, and social media. Don't miss out on this scaffolded opportunity to leverage multiple platforms for effective communication and engagement.

Goal of Presentation: To provide school counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and mitigate burnout as well as maintain good self-care practices throughout their careers. 

Objectives:  Participants will gain the skills to design, implement, and evaluate effective counseling interventions and programs that address the identified needs of students, staff, and the community. This objective will cover evidence-based practices, data-driven instruction, goal setting, and progress monitoring to ensure the success of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program. 

Presenter Information: John Burnett has been an educator working in public schools for 13 years. John has served as an Elementary and Middle School Counselor, Spanish Teacher, and Assistant Principal. Currently, John is a Middle School Counselor serving the students and the community in Houston, TX. John was a semifinalist for School Counselor of the Year in 2022 with LSSSCA. He was also featured on NBC’s: The Today Show.

Also, John is a Content Creator on YouTube and Founder ofCounselingwithMrB LLC. Through CounselingwithMrB, he provides engaging and culturally relevant resources, professional development, and training to educators across the globe. John’s professional goal is to continue to make a positive impact in the community and the world.

John received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis, Masters in School Counseling from Cambridge College, and Ed.S. in Administration from Freed Hardeman University.


TnSCA Presents - December Monthly Training:

Recharge and Renew: Nurturing School Counselor Resilience to Revitalize Well-being and Mitigate Burnout Webinar

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm CST/ 5:00 pm EST

CEs available:  1.5 hours

Location:  Zoom

Presenters: Dr. Jesika Stuart

Program Description: Don't miss the chance to invest in your well-being before the Holiday Break. Ensure long-term professional success and satisfaction by engaging in crucial discussions and exploring practical strategies to enhance and prioritize your self-care. Establish practices that will not only help you recharge after a long semester but will sustain a sense of well-being throughout your career. Learn to recognize and assess burnout, gain practical tools to enhance resilience, and prioritize your self-care in real time through established field-specific self-care planning.

Goal of Presentation: To provide school counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and mitigate burnout as well as maintain good self-care practices throughout their careers. 

Objectives: To explore and assess signs and symptoms of burnout. To evaluate current self-care practices. To cultivate, enhance, and create effective self-care plans to implement for long-term career satisfaction and well-being. 

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