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Debbi Finchum Staff Photo

I attended Carson-Newman College and have a Bachelors of Arts with a dual major in Applied Psychology and Sociology-Human Services.  I also have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling.  I also attended graduate school in education with an emphasis in the middle grades.  


I have split my time as a school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School and Dandridge Elementary School for three years.  I am now into my fourth year at home here at Mt. Horeb Elementary as the full time PreK thru Grade 5 Professional School Counselor!! I love being at this marvelous school each and every day.  My students know that once you are a "Mrs. Debbi's Kid", you are always a "Mrs. Debbi's Kid"!!!!!!!


I am a Jefferson County Girl!!!  I attended White Pine School and Jefferson County High School.  My husband, Steve and I have been married since 1990.  We have three children, Angel, Amber and Josh.  I have lived in Jefferson County all my life and love it here. In fact I have lived in the same house for 29 years!!! Angel and Amber are Jefferson County High School Graduates.  Amber is also a Carson-Newman University gal having graduated in 2008!!!

My husband Steve, works at Carson-Newman as an electrician, telephone network administrator, door and fire alarm administrator.  Steve has worked at CN for 25 years. Angel lives in Johnson City with her husband Eddie, and her two sons Nicholas and Xavier.  Amber lives in Knoxville with Ryan and she works as manager of the Knoxville Aid and Assist of Tennessee preparing for her new job as Director of Operations of Addus Medical of Tennessee. Josh is now a sophomore at Jefferson County High School.  He plays JeffCo football as a cornerback and wide receiver. He also pole vaults for the JeffCo Track and Field.  And did I mention that he has starting driving???  

I have lived in Jefferson County all my life and love it here.  My parents still live in the same house I grew up in and my brother also lives in Jefferson County.  I really love my job as a Professional School Counselor for Jefferson County Schools and Mt Horeb Elementary in particular.  I have the privilege of working for the best administration in Jefferson County!!