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Excellence for Every Child


 Welcome to Pond Gap Elementary School!
 We are excited for an incredible 2014-2015 school year,
and we are eager to continue working with our
students, families, and community to
Believe, Achieve, and Succeed!

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


    The first phase of the Flu Mist will be on Wednesday, Sept. 17th and the second phase will be on Thursday, Nov., 6th. Children who return their consent forms will receive this vaccination.  If you need another consent form, please ask your child's teacher or call our school office.  Consent forms can also be completed online at the following address:  
    If you have any questions, please feel free to call us as 909-9040.  
    Thank you! 
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  • 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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  • We are also pleased to welcome our new assistant principal, Mrs. Arrin Alaniz, to Pond Gap Elementary.
     photo, vice principal Aarin Alaniz
     Mrs. Arrin Alaniz
    Assistant Principal 
    Present Assistant Principal, Pond Gap Elementary
    2010-2014 Assistant Principal, Spring Hill Elementary
    2008-2010 Instructional Coach, Green Magnet Academy
    2005-2008 Third Grade Teacher, Norwood Elementary
    2002-2005 First Grade Teacher, Clinton City Schools
     Mrs. Alaniz holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  
    She also holds an Education Specialist's degree in Education and Supervision.
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