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Counselor Bios Last Updated: 11/17/2020 8:00 PM

Joe McPherson

Last name: A-Ci

423-232-2184

mcphersonj@jcschools.org

I am Joe McPherson. I have lived in Johnson City my entire life. I graduated from University High School and ETSU. I am married to my beautiful wife Paula who teaches at Science Hill in the Health Sciences department. I am the proud father of 3 Science Hill graduates Marissa, Corey, and Tucker, and my most rewarding role these days is grandfather to 3 amazing little ones - Aspyn, Ellis , and Turner. I enjoy exercising with my wife. She even convinced me to do yoga with her. I enjoy golf, fishing, and most other sports. Our military men and women and their families have a special place in my heart. I am very blessed to come to a job that I enjoy each day. I enjoy helping our students with important decisions about life after high school.

 

Kim Thompson

Last name: Cj-Gi

423-232-2184

thompsonk@jcschools.org

Hello Toppers, I am Kimberly Thompson. I am not originally from this area. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before I moved to Corbin, Kentucky where I graduated from Corbin High School. I am also a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Milligan University. I moved to East Tennessee when I married my wonderful husband Brad. We have two children Taylor and Tye. We also have 5, yes 5, fur babies: Judas, Maya, Wrigley, Bentley, and Pepper. I love spending time with my family, friends, crocheting, reading, antique shopping and being a beach bum when at all possible. I come from a long line of educators and I have always known that I wanted to help students in some form. I have been in education now for the last 21 years in different capacities but the one I have loved the most has been counseling. I became a School Counselor to make a difference in young minds and guide them on their journey of not only finding their career path, but achieving their academic, emotional and social goals. Being a counselor to me is not just a position in the school setting; it is my calling and passion and I am honored to be a counselor here at Science Hill High School.

 

Holly English

Last name: Gj-Ki

englishh@jcschools.org

Hello, I am Holly English. I'm a native of the Tri-cities area and a former graduate of Milligan University. I love working with our students, and helping them grow and mature academically, socially, and emotionally. I have a passion for mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. When I'm not at school, you will usually find me outside hiking, biking, or gardening. I truly enjoy spending time getting to know each of my students, and I cannot wait to meet you soon.

 

Ryan Goines

Last name: Kj-M

goinesr@jcschools.org

Hello, I am Ryan Goines. I am a graduate from both ETSU and Milligan Unversity and I have lived in the Tri-city area since 2011. My wife and I love doing anything outdoors whether that's hiking, volleyball, or just going for a walk. I have a passion for helping students grow into healthier versions of themselves, whether that is emotionally, socially, or academically. I can not wait for this school year to begin and to get to know everyone!

 

Suzanne Reaves

Last name: N-Sh

reavess@jcschools.org

Hello SHHS students and parents! My name is Suzanne Reaves, and I have lived in Johnson City for the last 25 years. I graduated from Tennessee High School, and worked as a counselor there for seven years. I am excited to be in my 6th year with JCS. All three of my children are Science Hill graduates and so is my husband. In my spare time, I like to read, walk, and my husband and I love to go to the movies. I have a passion for all kids at SHHS and Topper Academy, and they hold a special place in my heart. I am excited for this year and I hope to meet with you and your student face to face very soon!

 

Josh Jarnigan

Last name: Si-Z

jarniganj@jcschools.org
Hello students and parents! I am very happy to be on the staff at SHHS for my 15th year. During my time as an educator, I have served as a World Geography teacher, In School Suspension teacher, middle school counselor, and high school counselor. I graduated from Morristown East High School and then from ETSU and Lincoln Memorial University. I love to travel, hike, read, watch various sports, and work on projects around the house. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Stephani, for 19 years and have two children, Carlisle and Jansen. I am excited to help our students with their academic, career, and personal goals and look forward to an excellent school year!

Support Staff

 

Tim Vanthournout
vanthournoutt@jcschools.org

Anthony Jones
jonesa@jcschools.org

Lucas Hitechew
lhitechew@niswongerfoundation.org

 

Frontier Health

Frontier Health Therapists are additional support for JCS students.

Kayla-Rayne Withrow, MSW

kwithrow@frontierhealth.org
Therapist with Frontier Health, based at SHHS.

Sammi Nelson
snelson@frontierhealth.org
Therapist with Frontier Health, based at SHHS.

Lurelle Maxey, LPC-MHSP

lmaxey@frontierhealth.org
Therapist with Frontier Health, based at Topper Academy.