Smyrna West Alternative School

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Kerissa Frazier, School Counselor and Ron Whitmore, Graduation Coach, are available to be a help and support to our students and families.  Please contact them if you have any needs. That includes all of the traditional School Counselor and Graduation Coach roles like helping access resources for education and college and career planning but also includes helping access resources for food, emotional support and safety.  If you wish to talk with either of them please send an email to Mrs. Frazier at [email protected] or to
Mr. Whitmore at [email protected] and they will respond to your request.  
The School Counseling office at Smyrna West is staffed by a full-time School Counselor, Kerissa Frazier, M.Ed., and a full-time Graduation Coach, Ronald Whitmore, E.Ds.  

Mrs. Frazier is in her 2nd year as a School Counselor at Smyrna West Alternative and 12th year in Education with different roles.  Prior to that, she worked as a Dean of students, DCS, and Youth Villages counselor in the mental health world in Memphis. Mrs. Frazier has a heart for students and a special skill set that makes all students feel connected. 

Mrs. Frazier and Mr. Whitmore are available to meet with parents and students. Students can request a meeting by contacting their teacher; parents can call, drop by or email to set up a meeting.  Email addresses for both the School Counselor and Graduation Coach are listed on the Staff Page.