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     At the beach with my husband, Thad, & grandchildren, Ryne & Laiken 
    (the ocean is my favorite place to be)


     Joyce Noto, EdD, LMSW 
      Licensed School Counselor & 
      School Social Worker


  • Dr. Noto's Basic Philosophy of Counseling:

    I believe that counseling is an integral component of the total educational program.  School counselors are indispensable partners of the instructional staff in the development of good citizens and leaders.  Greater demands are being placed on our educational system to meet the ever-increasing needs of all students and the expectations of today's society. 

    The world as we see it today is bringing greater challenges than ever before for our children.  In the 21st century, things are going to change even more so.  Preparing our children to face a world of uncertainty should be of utmost concern.  Children are hurting emotionally with all the violence, abuse, immorality, and neglect facing our society today.  I want to lend an ear to listen to our children, reach out with love,and give a helping hand to our adults of tomorrow.  Children today need encouragement and help to become productive individuals with great potentials.

  • About Dr. Noto:

    Dr. Noto received her education from:

    Northeast State Technical Community College--Associate Degrees in University Parallel & Office Systems Technology

    East Tennessee State University--Bachelor of Social Work (Licensed School Social Worker)

    Carson-Newman College--Master in Education (School Counseling)--(Licensed School Counselor)

    University of Tennessee at Knoxville--Master of Science in Social Work  (Licensed Master Social Worker) 

    Milligan College-Worked on an Advanced Master Degree (K-6)-Need three courses to complete

    Lincoln Memorial University--Education Specialist Degree in Administration & Supervision  (Licensed Administrator and Supervisor)

    Argosy University/Sarasota, FL-- Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology  

    Dr.Noto is married to Thad Noto, Minister & works as a Supervisor/Counselor at Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) and she was the wife of the late Ronald Lawson.  I am the proud mother of two children: Ronald Joshua "Josh" Lawson (wife is Amy Roe Lawson) and Joy Renee Dykes (husband is Travis Dykes).  I have four wonderful grandchildren -- Ryne & Laiken Lawson, Kayleigh & Rori Gilroy, & Cecelia "CeCe" Flageolle.  I have three stepdaughters: Emily Flageolle (husband is Rick Flageolle), MaryBeth Gilroy (husband is Tim Gilroy), and Sarah Phillips (husband is Garrison Phillips).  In my spare time I enjoy spending precious time with my family, church work, yard work, cross-stitching, and working on my computer. My husband and I collect anything with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as you can see on my webpage - we believe in staying young at heart - as the quote states, "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional". 

  • Welcome to my web page

    My job as the school counselor is to assist teachers, parents and students to develop positive achievement in both academic, personal and social adjustment. As the counselor I work with parents and students individually, in small groups, and in classroom activities.  School counselors play a vital role in assisting students to experience maximum academic and personal success through education.  They assist students in acquiring and using life-long learning skills, enhance academics, basic work skills, career awareness, communication, self-awareness, relationship, and life success skills for all students.