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Welcome to Counseling & Student Assistance Services

Karen Meador & Tommie Barrett
Districtwide School Counselors

Karen Meador
meadork@rcschools.net
615-893-5815 ext. 22010

Tommie Barrett
barrettt@rcschools.net
615-893-5815 ext. 22080 

The Mission of the Student Services Department is to promote safe school initiatives that enhance
the social, emotional, and academic success of students.

School Counseling is an integral part of each school’s total education program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by master's level, licensed school counselors with the support of teachers, administrators, students, and parents. A school counseling program shall deliver services in four component areas:

 

  • Guidance Curriculum
  • Individual Planning
  • Responsive Services
  • System Support

  

The program addresses the needs of all students by helping them to:

  • Achieve educational success
  • Develop competencies in career/life planning
  • Acquire and apply personal and social knowledge

 

Counseling and Student Assistance Services is a component of the Human Resources and Student Services Department - Paula Barnes, assistant superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services.