Karalee Smith » Welcome


My name is Kara Smith, and I am the school counselor for Roy Waldron Annex. I am originally from Georgia, where I got my Undergraduate Degree in Sociology. I moved to Tennessee to pursue my Education Specialist Degree in School Counseling, which I graduated with in December 2021. It has been a passion of mine for years to help guide and advocate for children, and I am so glad to be doing it here at this school.
In my free time, I enjoy being at the lake, rock climbing, running, napping, reading, and snuggling with my cat, Zion. 
I am here for you and your student, so please don't hesitate to reach out at any time.
Phone: 615-904-6735 x 24550

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.


School Counselors help ALL students:

  • Apply academic achievement strategies
  • Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • Plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)


School counselor duties include providing:

  • Individual student academic planning and goal setting
  • Classroom lessons based on student success standards
  • Short-term counseling to students
  • Referrals for long-term support
  • Collaboration with families/teachers/administrators/community for student success
  • Advocacy for students at various student-focused meetings
  • Data analysis to identify student needs and challenges
  • Acting as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement and opportunities for all students


(source: The American School Counselor Association, “The Role of the School Counselor”, www.schoolcounselor.org)