Adrienne McNew Celebrated During National School Counseling Week!

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. MNPS Virtual School is excited to celebrate National School Counseling Week and our very own School Counselor, Mrs. Adrienne McNew! Since July of 2012, Adrienne McNew has helped students achieve academic success and plan for a wide range of post-secondary opportunities. A South Carolina native, Adrienne attended The College of Charleston for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. McNew went on to earn her Master of Education Degree in Secondary School Counseling at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

During her tenure at MNPS Virtual School, Adrienne has been celebrated for the following personal and professional accomplishments:

  • MNPS High School Counselor of the Year (2014-2015)
  • MNPS Academies of Nashville Award Nominee for Academy School Counselor of the Year (2014-2015) 
  • MNPS School Counselor Leadership Team (Previous Board Member) 
  • ASCA National Conference Presenter (Presented Building a Successful Virtual School Counseling Program) 
  • President of the Nashville Chapter Alumni Association for The College of Charleston

Whether students are planning their post-secondary goals or just need a listening ear, our learners can always count on Mrs. Adrienne McNew.

McNew looks forward to every opportunity to support learners, parents, and the surrounding community. Adrienne notes, “I am passionate about helping students develop the skills necessary for post-secondary planning as well as increasing the awareness of the many post-secondary options available.” Dr. James Vince Witty commends McNew’s focus on students stating, “Adrienne has a laser focus on the academic, social, and emotional well-being of all virtual students. McNew is noted by students, parents, and teachers, as most-caring, kind, passionate, and hard working. The MNPS Virtual School community is lucky to have Mrs. McNew! She is one of the best things about our school.”

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), focuses public attention on the unique contributions of professional school counselors and how students are forever changed as a result of this important work. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for college and career. ASCA’s 2018 National School Counseling Week is celebrated February 5 through February 9.

ABOUT MNPS VIRTUAL SCHOOL: MNPS Virtual School is Tennessee’s first, highest-achieving virtual school. Virtual School combines rigorous academics with a variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies addressing the unique needs, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds of our diverse population of v-students—creating an extraordinary online learning experience.