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School Counseling


Hamilton County Department of Education school counseling programs play an important role in the educational process for students. School counselors work with students, families, communities, faculties and staff to address issues that have a substantial impact on student academic, personal/social and career development.  Wherever counselors serve, be it in rural, urban or suburban areas, they are determined to present a comprehensive program that increases social/emotional intelligence and academic success.

The standards and expectations

  • for academic development guide the school-counseling program to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize learning;

  • for career development serve as a guide to provide the foundation for acquiring the attitudes, knowledge and skills that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work and from job to job across the career life span;

  • for personal/social development provide the foundation for personal and social growth, which contributes to academic and career success.  





Patricia Russell, ED.S
Patricia Russell, ED.S
Coordinator of K-12 School Counselors and College and Career Advisors


Hamilton County Department of Education

3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Engage Every Child. Everyday.




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