Laura Filtness

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.

Lauren Baker

Assistant Chair of the Board

Janna Ramsey


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.

Blair Vincent


Chloe Lancaster

Director of Professional Development & Education 

Bethany Erb

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. 

         Carla Christian

   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.

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