Richard Yoakley Communication

  • Communication through Kickboard

    RYS teachers and administration will communicate with students and families through the free Kickboard App. To create a Family Portal account, you will need the student's access code—which you should get in a letter from the school—and the student's birthday. Once you have this information, the application will guide you through activation steps. 


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  • Communication through Email and Google Voice 

    Teachers at Richard Yoakley are dedicated to supporting students and communicating with families. If you need to communicate with the administration or instructional staff, please refer to the staff communication chart below.


    Admin Name Title Email Address Google Voice Number (Call or text) Office Hours
    Mrs. Clayton Principal 865-245-9063
    Monday-Friday 8:30-3:45
    Mrs. Maples Administrative Assistant 865-409-1201
    Mrs. Bennett Special Education Coordinator 865-333-4674
    Mr. Suderth Counselor 865-309-5024
    Mrs. Tatum Restorative Interventionist 865-865-297-3264
    Teaching Staff
    Teacher Name Courses Email Address Google Voice Number (Call or text) Office Hours Daily (8:00-8:40)
    Mr. Miazza Art 865-815-9773 10:05-11:30 Wednesday
    Mr. Velasco Biology, English History 865-407-0658 8:40-10:05 Tuesday
    Coach Roberson Economics Government 865-407-0029 1:20-2:45 Tuesday
    Mrs. Craney English 865-407-0138 N/A
    Mrs. Resciniti English 865-268-9285 8:40-10:05 Tuesday
    Mr Holloman English Special Education 865-409 - 1620 8:40-10:05 Tuesday
    Mr. Jones English and Social Studies 865-333-4539 1:20-2:45 Thursday
    Mr. Farmer English/Social Studies 865-333-4841 1:20-2:45 Tuesday
    Mr. Horton Math 865-407-0719 10:05-11:30 Wednesday
    Mr. Perry Math 865-407-0150 10:05-11:30 Wednesday
    Mr. Buck Math Special Education 865-909-7428 10:05-11:30 Wednesday
    Mr. Wolford Middle School/Edgenuity Coordinator 8653334913 8:40-10:05 Tuesday
    Mr. Myers Music 336-338-7957 10:05-11:30 Tuesday
    Mrs. Biddle Psychology and RTI 865-315-7926 1:20-2:45 Wednesday
    Mrs. Arnold Science 865-333-4902 1:20-2:45 Tuesday
    Mr. Luther Special Education (865) 407- 0112 10:05-11:30 Tuesday
    Ms. Wardlaw Special Education 865-409-1155 N/A
    Mr. Acosta Special Education Middle School 865-407-0106 N/A
    Mrs. Leland Special Education Middle School 865-409-1801 N/A
    Coach Haskell Wellness 865-245-5704 12:00-1:20 Wednesday
    Coach Russell Wellness 865-217-6854 12:00-1:20 Wednesday