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Indian Trail Counselors

Indian Trail Counselors
Indian Trail Counselors Cindy Osborn, Garrett McDonald, and Sydney Whiteside.



Meet the Indian Trail Counselors


Sydney Whiteside (6th-grade Counselor)

Hello parents and students!

My name is Sydney Whiteside, I am the 6th grade counselor for Bear 1 and 2, and Coyote 1 and 2. I was born and raised in Johnson City, TN. I actually went to Indian Trail when I was in 6th and 7th grade, and graduated from Science Hill High School. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Applied Psychology and Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Carson-Newman University. I love to spend time out in nature, making cool things with my cricut, online shopping, and spending time with my family and friends. I am so excited to be here at Indian Trail and hope to help in any way I can!


Ms. Whiteside


Phone: 423-610-6000 Ext. 327


Garrett McDonald (7th-grade Counselor)

My name is Garrett McDonald! I am the 7th grade counselor as well as Raptor Hall and Hawks Academy! This is my sixth year at Indian Trail and seventh year as a school counselor. I am also an assistant football coach for Indian Trail, Go Hawks! I have been living in Johnson City since 2014. I grew up in Detroit, Alabama, and moved two hours northwest to Henderson, Tennessee where I received my B.S. in Special Education from Freed-Hardeman University. Following graduation, I married my (Johnson City Native) wife and we moved here where I began my M.S. in Counseling from Milligan College and completed in 2016. I enjoy exercising, basketball, football, the University of Alabama athletics, and spending time with my wife and 2 sons! 


Couldn't be happier to be a school counselor for Indian Trail. Please contact me at any time! 


Garrett McDonald 


Welcome to Indian Trail!

Cindy Osborn (8th-grade Counselor)

I’m the 8th-grade school counselor for halls – Red Fox & Bobcat.  This will be my tenth year at Indian Trail and? I’m very excited to get to know each one of you.  I‘ve lived in Johnson City most of my life and love the community!  I’m a Science Hill graduate and love to go to school sporting events to cheer for the HAWKS & TOPPERS!  I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from ETSU and then my Educator Specialist in School Counseling from the University of Georgia – GO BULLDOGS!  Prior to Indian Trail, I worked outside of Atlanta as Elementary School Counselor for 7 years before returning home to Johnson City.   I love to travel, run in races, hike new places, & all things Disney.  However, the greatest joy in my life is spending time with my friends and family and I’m blessed to have two amazing girls, Maya and Addison that attend Towne Acres Elementary School.  Please feel free to contact me at any time, I’m here to support the students and families at Indian Trail.


Mrs. Osborn


Phone: 423-610-6000 Ext. 603

Other important contact numbers:
Frontier Health Crisis: 423-928-9062
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741



Cindy Osborn


Sydney Whiteside
423-610-6000 Ext. 327


Garrett McDonald
423-610-6000 ext. 439