©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Dr. Shannon Grooms, second from left, chats with Cocke County Office
on Aging Director Carlene Robinson, left, HRM therapist Stacy Robertson, third
from left, and Amedysis staff member Debbie Wyley, right, at Thursday's Chamber
of Commerce quarterly breakfast. Grooms spoke to the group about Helen Ross
McNabb Center's help at Northwest Elementary where he is principal.
|Published: 8:23 AM, 10/22/2013
||Last updated: 8:27 AM, 10/22/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Elementary served as sort of a pilot program," said Dr. Shannon Grooms on Thursday, in speaking to
Chamber of Commerce members about the therapist from Helen Ross McNabb Center who began serving
the school last year. "Helen Ross McNabb Center is one of the greatest programs to reach out to
Grooms was one of those praising the Center at the Chamber of
Commerce's quarterly breakfast on Thursday at the Community Center.
school counselor can't handle the load we have," said Grooms, "and Helen Ross McNabb helped in
teaching our kids to deal with physical, emotional and mental, social, and academic
"I'm very proud of our students and parents," he continued.
"Northwest had the highest TVASS scores of any local school this past year, partly because we have
raised both student and teacher morale. By having a fulltime therapist on hand, our moms and dads
can come to the school any time to talk."
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