Joy Bauman

Joy Bauman

Title: School Counselor

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Appalachian State University (2005)
  • Master of School Counseling, Tennessee State University (2010)
  • Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University (2013)

About Mrs. Joy Bauman:

Mrs. Joy Bauman is a native Tennessean and Nashville resident since 2006 who currently serves as the Professional School Counselor for MNPS Virtual School.

After graduating Hendersonville High School, Mrs. Bauman enrolled at Appalachian State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. With experience in domestic violence and then juvenile justice, Mrs. Bauman felt compelled to take a more proactive approach with youth and enrolled at Tennessee State University to become a Professional School Counselor. Mrs. Bauman served as a Professional School Counselor in Cheatham County Schools, at Kingston Springs Elementary for four years while earning her Education Specialist Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. With this advanced degree and experience, Mrs. Bauman then served as an administrator at Kingston Springs Elementary and Sycamore Middle School. In addition, Mrs. Bauman was the facilitator for Cheatham County School District’s Aspiring Administrator Program for two years. Once transferring to Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2019, Mrs. Bauman most recently served as the Professional School Counselor for Shwab Elementary School.

Mrs. Bauman has a passion for empowering young people to believe in themselves and help them develop self-confidence, perseverance and empathy. She was named, Professional School Counselor of the Year (2010), Tennessee State University, and was a Teacher of the Year, school-level finalist (2022).

My Promises:

  • I promise to accessible and responsive.
  • I promise to listen.
  • I promise to be solutions-oriented.
  • I promise to empower, encourage, and celebrate you.
  • I promise to be open, honest, ethical, and reflective.