Chair of the Board
Director of Communications & Technology
Laura is a graduate of MTSU Masters of Education in School Counseling and currently works in Knox. Co. Schools.
She was awarded the 2017 TSCA Elementary School Counselor of the Year and 2016 SMCA Elementary School Counselor of the Year.
She adores her dogs Brooklyn and Boss, loves to read, volunteers with UTK's dog therapy program HABIT.
Assistant Chair of the Board
Director of Legislation and Public Policy
Lauren Baker has worked as an Elementary School Counselor for 14 years. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Baker lived in Knoxville, TN for five years and now lives in Collierville, TN. Ms. Baker has been a member of TSCA since 2006. She has served as Membership Chair and was President of TSCA from 2016-2017. She was the 2018 TN School Counselor of the Year and has served on the State School Counseling Advisory Council, the State Mental Health Collaborative, and she is a Building Strong Brains trainer. Ms. Baker's professional areas of interest are trauma, restorative practices, and positive behavior support.
Janna has been a school counselor in Metro Nashville Public Schools for over 13 year. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. Janna is part of the MNPS Counseling Leadership Team and has served on the Tennessee School Counseling Advisory Council.
Dr. Blair Vincent is a counselor educator at Capella University. She served as a school counselor for 9 years. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and her M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Blair was selected for the Memphis Leadership Scholars Program at the University of Memphis and received her Ed.S. in Education with a focus in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She also received her B.S. in Special Education from the University of Memphis.
She is a regular presenter at national, state, and local conferences.
Blair is married and has two children. Blair enjoys reading historical fiction, traveling, working out, and going to the lake. Blair previously served as Treasurer and President of TSCA and is happy to serve our wonderful organization again!
Director of Membership
Carla Christian received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary/Special Education from Louisiana
Tech University and her Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of West
Alabama. She began her education career as a special education teacher and has worked as a
middle school counselor since 2009 in Germantown, TN.
Carla was recognized as the 2017 Tennessee Middle School Counselor of the year, and the 2019
Tennessee School Counselor of the Year. Her school was awarded the RAMP (Recognized ASCA
Model Program) in 2016, the first middle school in Tennessee to receive this award. She has
been a RAMP reviewer for the past three years.
Carla loves spending time with her family, being Nanna to her seven grandchildren, gardening,
and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Director of Professional Development & EducationChloe Lancaster Ph.D is TSCAs current board member of Professional Development. She is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and former special education middle school teacher and elementary school counselor.
She has 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters focused on in college and career transition for underrepresented student groups, school counseling policy, and substance abuse and trauma.
Her goal for TSCAs Professional Development is to bring current, useful, and relevant trainings to TN school counselors, school counselors in training, and counselor educators.
Director of Awards, Recognition, & Scholarships
Bethany received her B.S. in Sociology from APSU and her Masters of Education in School Counseling from MTSU.
She has been a School Counselor since 2008 and is currently working at Montgomery Central High School.
She was the MTCA High School Counselor of the Year 2017 and the TSCA High School Counselor of the Year 2017.
Bethany is married with two girls, is an avid book reader, and loves all things Gilmore Girls.