• Reed  

    Mrs. Theresa Reed, Assistant Principal

    Living in the Karns community, I am super excited to be serving as one of the Assistant Principals at Karns Elementary. My husband, Tom, and I have four children that have attended or are currently attending Knox County Schools! I am starting my 23rd year in education and have always wanted to be a teacher! I am passionate about building that strong foundation of thinkers and problem solvers at the elementary level, while addressing the needs of the whole child. I am thrilled to be serving the students in the community I live, and I am looking forward to meeting all of you are our school and community events!


    • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Central Florida
    • M.S. in Curriculum and Technology, University of Phoenix
    • M.S. in Education Administration and Supervision K-12, University of Phoenix

    Professional Roles

    • National Board-Certified Teacher (2000-2010)
    • Teach to the Future Master Teacher (2001-2002)

    Leadership Experience

    • 2018 - present: Assistant Principal, Karns Elementary School
    • 2017-2018: Traveling Assistant Principal, Sunnyview Primary and Chilhowee Intermediate
    • 2013-2017: Assistant Principal, East Knox County Elementary School
    • 2008-2013: Principal, Blue Ridge School, Jackson County, NC
    • 2006-2008: Principal, Stigall Magnet Academy, Humbolt City Schools, TN
    Teaching Experience
    • 2004-2006: Teacher, Jackson-Madison School System, Jackson, TN
    • 2003-2004: Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District, Chula Vista, CA
    • 1996-2002: Teacher, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL