• I am lucky to be a part of the Karns Elementary School community. This school is very blessed to have such an incredible staff to support our students and families. These wonderful folks work diligently to motivate, inspire, and encourage every student to learn. We are also extremely fortunate to have so many amazing students with supportive parents who are engaged in their children's learning. 

  • Education

    Bachelor's Degree:

    University of Tennessee

    • Social Sciences

     

    Master's Degree:

    University of Tennessee

    • Curriculum and Instruction

     

    Ed.S.:

    Lincoln Memorial University

    • Administration & Supervision
  • Administrative Experience

    2021- Present:

    Assistant Principal 

    Karns Elementary

     

    2020-2021:

    Assistant Administrator 

    West Hills Elementary

     

    2019-2020:

    Assistant Administrator 

    Beaumont Magnet Academy

     

    2012-2013

    Dean of Students

    Northwest Middle

  • Experience in Education

    2013-2019

    TPaCK Coach & BLTC

    Northwest Middle

     

    2011-2015

    TAP Mentor

    Northwest Middle

     

    1996-2012:

    Classroom Teacher

    Knox & Sevier Counties

     

    1995-2019

    Basketball, Football, & Golf Coach

    Middle & High School

    Knox & Sevier Counties

  • "The only thing worse than training an employee and having them leave, is to not train them, and have them stay."/ 
    "People often say that motivation doesn't last.  Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily."/
    "Far too many people have no idea what they can do because all they've been told is what they can't do."/
    "You don't have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something."
    Zig Ziglar