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School Counselor

My name is Heather Townley and I am excited to be the new School Counselor at East Ridge Elementary.  For the past three years, I was the School Counselor at Normal Park Museum Magnet Lower School and Soddy Elementary. 

I received a Master of Education in School Counseling from UTC where I was honored as the Outstanding School Counseling Graduate of Spring 2011.  Prior to my graduate work, I received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor is Psychology from Lees-McRae College. 

I spent several years in the mental health field working with adults.  However, my love for working with children was realized while working as a Case Manager and Family Consultant for children and adolescents at Lookout Mountain Community Services in Georgia. 

My professional interests include Play Therapy, group counseling, and building resilience in children.  I am affiliated with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

I am looking forward to a great year!