• Mrs siler

    Mrs. Shay Siler, Principal
    Growing up as the daughter of a military officer, I had the experience of attending numerous schools throughout Kindergarten - 12th grades. Grades 3-5 were spent between a fairly large German school in northern Germany and a small British/American school located in Jever, Germany. My experiences have fostered an understanding for our ESL students and our transient students. The foundation acquired throughout the elementary age years is vital to our students' successes in secondary school.    


    • B.S. in Elementary Education, College of Charleston
    • M.S. in Educational Administration & Supervision K-12, University of Tennessee
    • Ed.S. in Educational Administration, University of Tennessee

    Professional Roles:

    • Leadership Academy, Cohort 1-Class 2011 (KCS & The University of Tennessee)
    • Leadership Knoxville, Class of 2014
    • East Tennessee Leadership Coach, 2012-current
    • Principal Mentor, 2015-current
    • Grand Division 3 Director, Board Member of the Tennessee Principal's Association, 2015-2018
    • President-Elect, Tennessee Principals' Association, 2018-2019
    • President, Tennessee Principals' Association, 2019-2020
    • Past President, Tennessee Principals' Association, 2020-2021
    • TPA/NAESP State Representative, 2021-2024
    • National Distinguished Principal, 2021 


    • 2017 present: Principal, Karns Elementary School
    • 2012-2017: Principal, Carter Elementary School
    • 2011-2012: Assistant Principal, Beaumont Magnet Honors Academy
    • 2009-2011: Assistant Principal, Carter Elementary School 
    • Leadership Academy - Cohort One (2010-2011)
    • 2008-2009: Administrative Intern, South Knox Elementary School 
    • Editorial Assistant, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, University of Tennessee
    • 2007-2008: Hardin Valley Elementary School

    Other Experience:

    • 2006-2007: Assistant Principal, Union County Public Schools, North Carolina
    • 2004-2006: Curriculum & Instructional Facilitator, Union County Public Schools, North Carolina
    • 1998-2004: Teacher, Union County Public Schools, North Carolina
    • 1995-1998: Teacher, Charleston County School District, South Carolina