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.

      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 PHONE 

    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
    Dr. Roth Executive Principal 865-594-3790
    Mr. Thomas Interim Principal 865-659-6547
    Mr. Cope Special Education Facilitator 865-594-3790
    Mrs. Wynn Secretary/Bookkeeper 865-594-3790
    Mr. Mabe Guidance Counselor 865-594-3790
    Mr. Fowler Behavior Liason 865-594-3790
    Teacher Name Courses Email Address Phone Office Hours
    Coach Eaton PE/Wellness 865-594-3790
    Inquire with teacher
    Coach Roberson CTE 865-407-0029
    Dr. Ogle English 865-594-3790
    Mr. Haddix Special Education High 865-594-3790
    Mr. Horton Math 865-407-0719
    Mr. Miazza Art 865-594-3790
    Mr. Strouth Social Studies Middle 865-594-3790
    Mr. Velasco Social Studies 865-407-0658
    Mr. Wynd Social Studies 865-594-3790
    Mrs. Biddle Transition 865-315-7926
    Mrs. Houston Science Middle 865-594-3790
    Mrs. Meyer Science 865-594-3790
    Mrs. Resciniti English, Social Studies 865-268-9285
    Mrs. Trout Science Middle 865-594-3790
    Ms. Crowder Special Education Satellite 865-594-3790
    Ms. Johnson Music 865-594-3790
    Ms. Kinneer Math Middle 865-594-3790
    Ms. McEvoy Math 865-594-3790
    Ms. Sexton Science 865-594-3790
    Ms. Shanks Math vivat.bangurashanks@knoxschoolsorg 865-409-1209
    Ms. Streeter Special Education Middle 865-594-3790