• Mill Creek Administration

    Sunny S

    Sunny Scheafnocker




    It is an honor to be able to serve as principal of Mill Creek Elementary, where we are “otterly” awesome!  We can’t wait to meet the first little otters that will enter the school doors beginning August 2023.  In the meantime, we are working very hard to hire the best teachers and staff while continuing the work of opening this brand new school.  Should you have any questions, please email me at sunny.scheafnocker@knoxschools.org.


    • 2022-Current Mill Creek Elementary Principal 
    • 2015-2022 Hardin Valley Elementary Principal
    • 2013-2015 Amherst Elementary Assistant Principal
    • 2008-2013 Hardin Valley Elementary Assistant Principal
    • 2002-2008 Fountain City Elementary Teacher 


    • B.A. in Psychology, University of TN, Knoxville
    • M.S. in Education, University of TN, Knoxville
    • Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University
    • Ed.D. in Executive Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
  • Kristi Whited

    Kristi Whited

    Assistant Principal



    We are so excited to be a part of opening this beautiful school! We absolutely love this community and cannot wait to see our first otters enter the building! Opening a new building has been a wonderful learning experience and a lot of fun. We have hired some incredible staff who love to teach and care for all of the students they serve. It is going to be a great “charter” year.


    • 2013 – 2023 – Hardin Valley Elementary School Assistant Principal
    • 2004 – 2013 – Hardin Valley Elementary School Teacher
    • 2001 – 2004 – University of Tennessee Child Care Evaluator
    • 1990 – 2001 – Knoxville-Knox County Head Start