West High welcomes Mrs. Bullington with Open Arms

An asset to the Trojan Nation comes in Tenesha Bullington, West High’s newest counselor.


Bullington attended college at Walters State Community College, where she received her Associates degree in business, Tusculum University for her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Capella University for her Master's degree in School Counseling. She was a former teacher at Russellville Elementary School for twelve years. Bullington says that she “realized that she could connect with more students as a counselor than she could as a teacher.“

New counselor Tenesha Bullington advises a student about future ACT plans.
New counselor Tenesha Bullington advises a student about future ACT plans.

Her interest in teaching actually started when she was younger. She and her best friend had a summer babysitting business and they would create lesson plans and activities for the kids. However, when she began her college journey, she was in pre-law and art majors. Bullington then switched to engineering and business majors. It wasn’t until she was about to pursue a management position that she realized that she loved to teach.

Her favorite thing about West High is the people that make this place special. She fell in love with West High’s environment and faculty and how it gave hope for the future, how everyone believes in each other, and how everyone strives for excellence. “Mrs. Bullington is a veteran educator with a heart for the emotional, physical and academic well-being of all students,” Mr. Timothy Landefeld, assistant principal, shared. “ We are very lucky to be able to add her to our counseling ranks. She has already made a positive impact on the Trojan Nation.”


Bullington is married with two kids. She also has four dogs. Her family loves to go on adventures, kayak, and relax.



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