Richard Yoakley Communication

  • Communication through PARENTSQUARE

    • District and School Communication with Families

      Knox County Schools is now using ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. Invitations to join ParentSquare will be sent via email and text message on July 5. Please click the link in the invitation to activate your account. It takes less than a minute.

      You can use ParentSquare on any device. You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version at

      Our goal is for every family to join ParentSquare and engage with our school community. We encourage parents to activate their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

      Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

      • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification 
      • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once with a daily digest at 6pm 
      • Communicate in your preferred language
      • Comment on school postings to engage with your school community
      • Direct message teachers, staff, and other parents
      • Participate in group messages
      • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
      • Send sign forms & permission slips, sign up to volunteer and more, all from your desktop or mobile device




      We promise to only send you information related to school. You can opt-out at any time. See this document for more information about opting-out of our communications. 

  • 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. Teachers can be messaged through ParentSquare as well.

    Admin Name Title Email Address Phone Office Hours
    Mrs. Clayton Executive Principal 865-245-9063
    Monday- Friday
    Mrs. Hickey Assistant Administrator 865-594-3790
    Mrs. Olson Special Education Coordinator 865-594-3791
    Mrs. Wynn Secretary/Bookkeeper 865-594-3792
    Mr. Mabe Counselor 865-594-3793
    Mr. Fowler Restorative Interventionist 865-594-3794
    Coach Byrd Restorative Interventionist 865-594-3790
    Teaching Staff
    Teacher Name Courses Email Address Phone Office Hours
    Coach Eaton PE/Wellness 865-594-3790 11:35-1:10
    Coach Roberson Economics, Government 865-407-0029 9:40-10:50
    Dr. Ogle English 865-594-3790 2:20-3:30
    Mr. Horton Math 865-407-0719 1:10-2:20
    Mr. Miazza Art 865-594-3790 8:30-9:40
    Mr. Strouth Middle School 865-594-3790 10:50-11:35
    Mr. Velasco Social Studies 865-407-0658 9:40-10:50
    Mr. Wynd Social Studies 865-594-3790 8:30-9:40
    Mrs. Biddle Transition 865-315-7926 11:35-1:10
    Mrs. Houston Science, Math 865-594-3790 1:10-2:20
    Mrs. Meyer Science, Special Education 865-594-3790 8:30-9:40
    Mrs. Resciniti English, Social Studies 865-268-9285 2:20-3:30
    Mrs. Trout Science, Math 865-594-3790 1:10-2:20
    Ms. Johnson Music 865-594-3791 1:10-2:20
    Ms. Sexton Science 865-594-3792 8:30-9:40
    Ms. Shanks Math vivat.bangurashanks@knoxschoolsorg 865-409-1209 1:10-2:20