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Mr. Joe Story
Hello!! My Name is Joe Story and I am the new school counselor and soccer coach at South Central Elementary. This is my first year as a school counselor, and I look forward to meeting/working the students, teachers, staff and the community. I am from Johnson City, TN where I have lived my entire life. I graduated from Science Hill High School in 2006, then went to ETSU where I majored in Marketing Management and earned my bachelors in business in 2011. After graduation I worked at David Crockett High School as an instructional assistant and was an assistant track coach for 2 years. In 2013 I went to work at Bristol Motor Speedway in their ticket sales department, and while working at BMS I decided to go back to school to earn my Masters of Science in Counseling at Carson-Newman University. Before my first semester of graduate school accepted a position with the Niswonger Foundation as a college and career adviser, where I worked with high school seniors to assist them navigate the steps towards post-secondary education. I graduated in May 2018 with my Master of Science in Counseling, and I am honored to begin this part of my career at South Central Elementary.
A little bit about me:
I have been married for 2 years to my beautiful wife Jessica. We enjoy going to UT football games, ETSU basketball games, hiking adventures, Spartan racing, and other adventurous activities. I grew up playing basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, cross country, and track. Currently in my free time I play softball, golf, and enjoy spending time doing yard work around my house.
My role as a school counselor is to meet the needs of students, parents, school staff, and the community. I will teach classroom lessons to each class once a week and will meet with students on an individual basis to help support their personal/emotional, academic and career needs. There will be times during the school year where I will focus on small group counseling, assist with school supplies, community outreach, and holiday assistance.
Thank you and I look forward to meeting and working with the South Central Community!