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Mission Statement

The mission of Pond Gap Elementary is to create challenging
learning opportunities by providing a nurturing environment
integrated by the family, community, and staff.

• Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS): 2006,2007,2008, 2010
• State of TN Title I Distinguished School 1996
• Knoxville Chamber BEST Teacher award (3)
• Leadership Education participants (6)
• City and County Parks and Recreation Grants
• Ronald McDonald's House Appreciation Award
• State of TN Basic Skills First Award
• United Way Award for several years
• Jr. League Mini Grants 1997,2002,2007
• Solid Waste Grant
• Earth Flag Level 3

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School Announcements

  • We are pleased to welcome our new principal Ms. Shelly McGill to Pond Gap Elementary. 
    Pond Gap Principal Photo- Shelly McGill  
    Ms. Shelly McGill
    Experience with Knox County Schools
    2014-Present Principal, Pond Gap Elementary 
    2013-14 Leadership Academy Fellow and Assistant Principal, Dogwood Elementary School
    2011-2013 Assistant Principal, Carter Elementary School 
    2006- 2011 Third and Fourth Grade Teacher, Brickey-McCloud Elementary School 
    Ms. McGill holds an Education Specialist’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision.
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  • The first day for students is Monday, August 11th. It will be a half-day of instruction. 
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