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Mrs. Whitney Renninger » School Counseling

School Counseling

My name is Whitney Renninger (Morton).  I am the school counselor at Steekee Elementary. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with my bachelor's degree in psychology in 2008. I graduated from Carson Newman College with my master's degree in counseling in 2010. I worked a few years as a therapist and then I received my license in school counseling in 2013. I have worked as a therapist, behavior interventionist, and school counselor in Knox, Monroe, and Blount County. 
As the school counselor, my role is to be an advocate for students and help them achieve their goals. I work with students individually, in groups, and in classes during specials. I also work with the volunteers, the Read Aloud program, and the "Weekend Food 4 Kids" program. I can also refer students to outside counseling with Cherokee Health Systems and can help provide other services as needed. 
I look forward to working with the Steekee staff, students, and parents. My schedule for the 2019-2020 school year is Monday through Wednesday 7:45-3:15. If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me at 865-458-3322 ext. 5503. My email is 
Hello Steekee students and families. I know this time can be stressful and can create boredom or anxiety. If anyone needs to chat or you are in any of my groups and need anything please feel free to call the school. My extension is 5503. My office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9-3.