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SHANNON SANDS

NiswongerCARE Advisor

ssands@niswongerfoundation.org

Phone: (423) 820-0244

Schools Served:

Morristown West High School,

Cherokee High School,

Cosby High School

 Hi there! My name is Shannon Sands. I grew up in Elizabethton TN and now currently reside in the Morristown TN area. I graduated from Elizabethton high school in 2015 and then continued my education at the University of Tennessee in 2016. I earned half of my college credits at UTK and then transferred to East Tennessee State University in 2020. There I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work May 2021. 


During my time at ETSU I worked at the Boys and Girls Club. I quickly realized the need to advocate for students' goals and dreams. This began to grow into a passion of mine, and I knew I wanted to pursue a career that aligned with helping others reach their goals. This has led me to continue my education as a graduate student in the clinical mental health counseling online program at Liberty University. 


In my free time I love spending time with my fiancé Landon and our cat Gracie. I love to travel, be outdoors, and spend time with my loved ones. I am so excited to begin my first year as a NiswongerCARE Advisor. I currently will be serving Morristown West, Cherokee high, and Cosby high school this academic year. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to say hello; I would love to hear from you all!