About our principal:

    Dr. Roth is a former Spanish teacher with 15 years of classroom experience. She joined Knox County Schools in 2002 as a teacher at Carter High School. She began teaching at Fulton High School in 2008 and later became an assistant administrator. She was named the assistant principal of Vine Middle School in 2016. In 2019, she returned to Fulton High School as the assistant principal of the Freshman Academy. She also served as the principal of the Night Alternative Program (NAP) at multiple locations, including Karns High School, Fulton High School, and Richard Yoakley. She has held this position since 2008.

    Dr. Roth holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish, a master's degree in ESL/FL Secondary Education, and an Educational Specialist degree, all from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.


    from Dr. Roth: “I’m a people person, and I like to make relationships wherever I go. I want the students and teachers to see me every day and have the opportunity to chat if they need to.”


    First Latina executive principal in KCS

  • Dr. Sofia Roth, Ed.D.

    Executive Principal
    Richard Yoakley School
    Main Phone (865) 594-3790