• Mrs. Parham
    Mrs. Suzanne Parham, Assistant Principal

    I am proud to serve as an Assistant Principal at Karns Elementary School. My husband Ben and I have four children, so I have the joy of both being a parent, and educator for Knox County Schools. I love seeing the spark of creativity, and wonder of exploration in a child’s eyes as they learn, think and grow. I am thrilled to work with our amazing students at Karns, and I look forward to partnering with our families and community to help our students achieve and prepare for their future success.


    ·      Bachelor of Science in Communications, Florida State University

    ·      Masters of Science in Education, The University of Tennessee

    ·      Reading Specialist PreK-12, The University of Tennessee

    ·      Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University

    ·      Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership, The University of Tennessee

    Professional Experience:

    2017-present:          Assistant Principal, Karns Elementary School

    2016-2017:               Assistant Principal, Lonsdale Elementary School

    2015-2016:               Assistant Principal & Leadership Academy Fellow

                                     Cohort 6, Northshore Elementary School

    2014-2015:               Instructional Coach, West Hills Elementary School

    2011-2015:               Literacy Coach, Beaumont Magnet Honors Academy

    2010-2011:               Reading Specialist/Interventionist, Inskip Elementary

    2008-2010:               RTI Coordinator, Lenoir City Schools

    2005-2008:              Seventh Grade Reading Teacher, Lenoir City Middle School

    2004-2005:              Fifth Grade Teacher, Lenoir City Elementary School

    Other Experience:

    Professional Author of novels, narrative non-fiction children’s books, magazines, and newspapers.

    Member of the Society of Children’s book writers and illustrators.