Teacher Advisory Committee Members 2015-2016

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Mr. Aguilar has been with the Knox County Schools since 2007 and currently teaches 3rd grade at Chilhowee Intermediate School. This will be Mr. Aguilar's third year on the committee.

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Ms. Anderson is an 8th grade English teacher at Karns Middle School. She has been with the Knox County Schools since 1995. This is Ms. Anderson's first year on the committee.

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Mr. Beatty is a social worker serving Pleasant Ridge Elementary, West Haven Elementary and Powell High Schools and has been with the schools since 2003. This is Mr. Beatty's first year on the committee.

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Ms. Benson is currently a Kindergarten teacher at Corryton Elementary and previously taught at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. She joined Knox County Schools in 2012 and this will be her second year serving on this committee.

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Ms. Clark has been with Knox County Schools since 1984 and taught mathematics at Austin-East Magnet High School until 2010. She then she joined the staff at the Kelley Volunteer Academy where she continues to teach mathematics. This is her second year of service on the Teacher Advisory Committee.

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Ms. Coats is an Instructional Coach at Farragut Intermediate School. Of course, you know Ms. Coats as a former KCEA President and she has been with the schools since 2001.

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Ms. Davis is a History Teacher at West High School. Ms. Davis has been with the Knox County Schools since 2012. This is Ms. Davis' first year on the committee.

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Ms. Ellis is a Librarian at the L&N STEM Academy and has been with KCS since 2011. This is Ms. Ellis' first year on the committee.

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Mr. Farr has been with the schools since 2006 and is a 5th Grade Teacher at Mount Olive Elementary School. This is Mr. Farr's first year on the committee.

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Ms. Helman began her career with the Knox County Schools in 2006 as a 7th grade math teacher at Whittle Springs Middle School and also taught 7th grade math at Karns Middle from 2009 to 2013. She currently teaches 8th grade mathematics at Vine Middle Magnet School where she also serves as department chair. This will be Ms. Helman's third year of service on the committee.

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Ms. Holman joined KCS in 2003 and has taught 3rd grade, served as KCEA President, attended the Leadership Academy and been an assistant principal. She is currently the Principal of Inskip Elementary School. This is Ms. Holman's 's third year on the committee.

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Ms. Hopson served on the committee during its first year as a Teacher at Halls Elementary School. She will be serving during this third year as KCEA President.

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Dr. Beth Howard - beth.howard@knoxschools.org
Dr. Howard is an Assistant Principal at Hardin Valley Academy and has been with us since 2008. This is Dr. Howard's first year on the committee.

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Ms. Knapczyk-Walsh joined the Knox County Schools in 2011 as a 5th grade teacher at Christenberry Elementary School, where she has also served as a 3rd grade teacher during her time there. She served on the committee last year, so this will be her third year of service.

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Ms. Lacy has been with the Knox County Schools since 1983. This will be her second year serving on the committee. Ms. Lacy teaches AP Calculus at Farragut High School and she is also a lead teacher and department chair. She has previously been named Knox County and Tennessee Teacher of the Year. This will be her second year on the committee.

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Mr. Milani came to Knox County Schools in 2005 as a math teacher at South-Doyle High School. Since that time, he also served at South-Doyle as a data coach and TAP master teacher. Last school year he joined the staff at the Career Magnet Academy at Pellissippi State where he serves as an instructional coach. This will be his second year on the Teacher Advisory Committee.

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Mr. Pendergraft is an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Halls Middle School. He has also been with the Knox County Schools since 2008. This is Mr. Pendergraft's first year on the committee.

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Dr. Kitty Pruett - kitty.pruett@knoxschools.org
Dr. Kitty Pruett has been a school counselor with the Knox County Schools since 1978. She worked at Karns High School, Holston Middle School, and Gibbs High School before joining the staff of Northwest Middle School in 2013. This will be Ms. Pruett's second year on the Teacher Advisory Committee.

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Ms. Price has been with the Knox County Schools since 2009 and she is currently a Special Education Teacher at Bearden High School. This will be Ms. Price's first year on the committee.

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Ms. White came to Knox County Schools in 2012. She teaches Instrumental Music at Cedar Bluff Middle School and Hardin Valley Academy. The 2015-2016 school year will be her second year of serving on the committee.

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Ms. Wright serves as a Speech Language Pathologist at Northwest Middle School and Ridgedale School. She has been with KCS since 1993. This will be Ms. Wright's first year on the committee.