My name is Dr. Stacey Guthrie and I am excited to be partof this learning community. As a child, I wanted to be a teacher. I began myeducational journey starting out with an AA in Psychology from Louisiana Tech.I received my BA in Elementary Education from Carson Newman University, inJefferson City, Tennessee.
While teaching 5th grade, I saw my studentscoming to school with so many concerns; it was difficult to address academicissues. I believe a teacher must reach all of a student; academic, physical,social, and emotional. I decided to go back to school for my MA in SchoolCounseling, also from Carson Newman. Upon graduating, a school counselingposition became available, and I felt it was a clear sign of where I was meantto be. I was in this position for 17 years with 22 years total in an elementaryschool and know I made the right decision.
I furthered my education by getting my EdS in CounselingLeadership from East Tennessee State University. I had many interns learninghow to become a school counselor under my supervision and was encouraged topursue a doctorate. I feel like there is always more to learn, so received myEdD in Counselor, Education, and Supervision from Argosy University inNashville, Tennessee in 2014.
Since then, I received licensure (LPC/MHSP) to counseland see clients who struggle with various concerns in my small privatepractice. I sometimes serve as an adjunct at Carson Newman University andLindsey Wilson College as needed. I resigned from my position as the K-5 schoolcounselor to pursue working at Capella University full time as Core Faculty inthe School Counseling Department. I am also the Program Coordinator in theSchool Counseling Department at Capella University in the School of Social andBehavioral Sciences. I know how challenging and hectic life can be so I bringmy love of learning, my sense of humor, past experiences as an adult learner,along with my passion to educate to my future learners of all ages.