Phone: 865-594-4461


Degrees and Certifications:

Education Specialist Degree, August 2016 Center for Educational Leadership, Leadership Academy Fellow University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Major: Educational Administration. Education Specialist Degree, August 2006 University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Major: Teacher Education; Major Concentration: Reading Education. Master of Science, May 2001 University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Major: Education; Major Concentration: Elementary Education. Bachelor of Arts, May 2000 University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Major: Psychology; Minor: Elementary Education.

Mrs. Denise Neal

Personal Mission: Each person has a God-given purpose and destiny. We each need to try our best in life to find that purpose and fulfill it. My mission is to teach children and adults. I am grateful that I have been blessed to accomplish this because of the talents I have been given and the opportunities that were presented to me. Now, it is my turn to help young people find and fulfill their individual destinies. They need guidance as well as intentional, positive, and trusting adult relationships to understand themselves and their place in the world. I find education of the utmost importance: to help people find their way in life; to provide opportunties for young people to grow; to help young people live up to their own ultimate potential.

As an Educator: I believe the purpose of education is to prepare students for life. They need to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers who work effectively with others and communicate well in oral and written formats. These skills will enable students to have success in any workplace and become contributing members of our society. All young people can learn, and they all deserve a quality education, regardless of their financial status, disability, family situation, or particular behavioral issues.


Administrator: Vine Middle Magnet School, 2016-Present

Administrator: Bearden High School, 2015-2016

Master Teacher: Austin-East Magnet High School, 2011-2015

Instructional Coach: Whittle Springs Middle School, 2006-2011

6th Grade Teacher: Northwest Middle School, 2001-2006