• Dr. Nicely Dr. Nicely



    Principal Dr. Nicely joined the Knox County Schools in 1991 as a kindergarten teacher at Powell Elementary School and has also taught at Sunnyview Primary School. Dr. Nicely also served as a Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator and a Math coach before entering school administration in 2008 as an Assistant Principal at Dogwood Elementary school. Dr. Nicely also served as Assistant Principal at Sarah Moore Greene before coming to South Knoxville Elementary in 2014.

    Dr. Nicely holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership all conferred by the University of Tennessee.   Dr. Nicely graduated with her Educational Doctorate in 2016 from East Tennessee State University.

    Experience with Knox County Schools:
    Principal, South Knoxville Elementary, 2014-Present
    Assistant Principal, Sarah Moore Greene, 2012-2014
    Assistant Principal, Dogwood Elementary, 2008-2012
    Elementary Math Consultant, Knox County Schools, 2004-2008
    Excel Summer School Principal, Mooreland Heights Elementary, 2004
    Curriculum & Instructor Facilitator, Bonny Kate, Cedar Bluff Primary,
    Cedar Bluff Intermediate, Corryton & Gap Creek, 2000-2004
    2nd Grade Teacher, Sunnyview Primary, 1992-2000
    4th Grade Teacher, Sunnyview Primary, 1990
    Kindergarten Teacher, Powell Elementary School, 1991
    Other Experience:
    Adjunct Professor Science Methods, South College, 2010-present
    Executive Board Member, National Gardening Association, 2009-present
    Administrative Manuscript Reviewer, Corwin Press, 2008-present
    Gardening Workshop Facilitator, TN Farm Bureau, 2000-present
    2nd/3rd Grade Teacher, Court St. Academy Portsmouth, Virginia, 1991-1992
    Pre-school Teacher, Bethlehem Childcare Center, Knoxville, 1988-1990
    Pre-school Teacher,  University of Tennessee  Child Development Lab, 1987-1988