Excellence for Every Child

March 10 District Learning Day, South Doyle Middle School

Visual Arts Department

Our Mission
The Knox County Schools Visual Arts Department provides every student an outstanding comprehensive and standards based visual arts education.
Our Vision
The Knox County Schools Visual Arts Department strives to be an outstanding art program comprised of certified art educators. Knox County students participate in a comprehensive, balanced, and sequential visual arts course of study throughout their education. We implement the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking/problem solving. To achieve this vision, we address our culture, our priorities, and our practices in five interrelated areas: students, educators, parents and community, infrastructure, and accountability.

Visual Arts Information

The Visual Arts Department is proud to be housed within the Humanities Department. Humanities is supervised by Dr. Jean Heise, and is part of the larger Curriculum & Instruction Department, which is under the leadership of Executive Director, Shannon Jackson.
This Visual Arts Department is comprised of 110 Visual Arts educators. We serve 79 schools, grades K-12, across Knox County.

Visual Arts Contact

Heather Casteel

Heather Casteel 

Visual Arts Specialist
Andrew Johnson Building
Suite 1203-B
(865) 594-1727 Office
(865) 594-3659 Fax

Twitter Bird @KCS_VisualArts

Humanities Support Staff


Lisa Hickson

Administrative Assistant
Choral Music, Instrumental Music,Visual Arts, &
World Languages  
Andrew Johnson Building
12th Floor
(865) 594-1727 Office
(865) 594-3659 Fax