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Meet the Administration Team of Bearden High School

Dr. John Bartlett

Phone: 539.7800

Email: john.bartlett@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Science, History, Tennessee Temple University - Master of Arts, Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technological University - Educational Specialist, Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technological University - Educational Doctorate, Educational Administration, Liberty University

Dr. John Bartlett

 

Being principal at Bearden High School is Dr. Bartlett's dream job.  He believes BHS is populated by the best students and staff in America who working together to develop each student to be his or her very best. He considers himself blessed to serve Bearden since 2008. Before serving at Bearden,  he worked as the principal of Loudon High School in Loudon, Tennessee for four years.  Preceding Loudon High School, he taught in Bledsoe County, Tennessee and worked as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Bledsoe County High School.  
 
Dr. Bartlett graduated from Parkland High School in 1990 and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he served for 12 years achieving the rank as Staff Sergeant and as Battery Gunny of Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Corp Regiment.  
 
He later earned a Bachelors of Science from Tennessee Temple University in 1996, a Masters of Arts in Instruction Leadership from Tennessee Technological University in 2003 and an Educational Specialist Degree from Tennessee Tech in 2004.  He went on to finish his professional education from Liberty University, earning his Educational Doctorate in 2008.

He has a wife, Tonya, and two children, Caleb and Kinsey.

Mr. Dan Parker

Phone: 539.7800

Email: dan.parker@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts, History - Masters of Science, Social Studies Education

Mr. Dan Parker

 

Dan comes to Bearden High School, after a short stint at Fulton High School, from Osceola County, Florida, where he served in several capacities over thirty years: teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, assistant director of professional development, and middle and high school principal. He currently serves as Bearden High School's Athletic Director.

 

He is a facilitator of Franklin-Covey life leadership materials and has been recognized by the NASSP as the 2013 Tennessee assistant principal of the year.
 
He and his wife Becky, have two children and four grandchildren -- all living in Knox County.
Mrs. Cassandra Dowd

Phone: 539.7800

Email: cassandra.dowd@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts, English Education, Trevecca University - Master of Arts, Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technical University

Mrs. Cassandra Dowd

 

Mrs. Cassandra Dowd earned a B.A. in English Education from Trevecca University and a M.A. in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University.  She started her career as an English Teacher in Blount County in 1996 and became an assistant principal there in 2007.  She joined Knox County as an assistant principal at Bearden High in 2013. 
 
Mrs. Dowd has worked with 9th grade students throughout her career and strives to make this transition year a success for all students.  She believes in building relationships with students and holding them accountable to help them achieve their potential.  She is married to David Dowd, and they have two children, Callie and Will.
Mr. Rod Crockett

Phone: 539.7800 x 1107

Email: rod.crockett@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Secondary Education University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Master of Science, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mr. Rod Crockett

 

Mr. Rod Crockett serves as the assistant principal of the senior class.

 

Mr. Crockett's career began here at Bearden in 1990 as a math intern and teacher. Since that time, he has been very fortunate to have served in Kingsport City, Williamson County, and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as a teacher and school administrator.  

 

Mr. Crockett is a Nashville native. He  graduated from Hillsboro Senior High in Green Hills, and earned BS and MS degrees from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Mrs. Anna Graham

Phone: 539.7800

Email: anna.graham1@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Master of Science, English Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Educational Specialist, Administration, Lincoln Memorial Universitiy

Mrs. Anna Graham

 

Anna W. Graham is a Knoxville native and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from The University of Tennessee. She holds an Education Specialist Degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. After completing her internship year at West High School, she moved to Charleston, S.C. and taught 8th Grade Writing for one year in an inner city Charleston middle school while her fiancé completed his degree at The Citadel. She and her husband moved back to Knoxville where she taught English at Bearden for ten years.
 
While at Bearden, Mrs. Graham serves as a mentor teacher with UT and LMU interns and new teachers. She is a Prom sponsor and continues to stay involved in many school-wide activities and improvement projects. She has two young children. 
Mrs. Rachel Harmon

Phone: 539.7800 x 1106

Email: rachel.harmon@knoxschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts, English with a Concentration in Rhetoric and Writing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Master of Science, English Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Educational Specialist, School Leadership, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mrs. Rachel Harmon

 Rachel Harmon serves as the assistant principal for the Class of 2018. She also works with testing, the instructional coaches, and scheduling. Mrs. Harmon's educational philosophy is engaging students in authentic learning.
 
Before serving as an assistant principal, Mrs. Harmon served as TPaCK Coach for three years and taught English and Leadership at Bearden High School for four years, including her internship.  
 
Currently, Mrs. Harmon still assists with the leadership class through her role as the Student Government Sponsor.  Mrs. Harmon also works on a team to mentor new teachers.
 
Mrs. Harmon enjoys spending time with her family: husband, Wes, a Bearden High graduate; son, Jack; daughter, Eloise; and dog, River. 
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