Mrs. April Partin

Phone: (865) 689-1465


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  Leadership Studies and Education Specialist ● Master’s Degree in Elementary Education ● Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism Lincoln Memorial Univ., Harrogate, TN  Education Specialist in Educational Administration & Supervision

Mrs. April Partin

Education is my passion, and I am absolutely thrilled to begin serving as principal at Shannondale Elementary School!  It’s a privilege to become part of the outstanding traditions and culture, and I look forward to partnering with such dedicated students, teachers, parents, and community members.  Having 17 years in elementary education, I have never been more excited than I am today to be an educator working alongside others to prepare our students for the bright future they deserve! 

Philosophy of Education 

Elementary education is the poetic craft of art and science to help children develop and define themselves so that they achieve success in a dynamic world full of unpredictable change.  

The ART is teacher practice 

The SCIENCE is student outcomes 


My Commitment to You As School Principal 

Responsive, Best Practices in Instruction  
High Expectations for Achievement and Growth  
Safe, Clean, and Caring Environment 
Inquiry and STEM as Ways to Learn   
High Student Engagement  
Focused Interventions 
Collaborative Teamwork 
Behavioral and Emotional Supports 

Together we: 


Other Professional Experiences 

 2017-18:  Karns Elementary School
Assistant Principal 
● 2015-17:  Green Magnet Academy 
   Title 1 School, Assistant Principal 
 2012-15:  A.L.LottsElementary School 
   Assistant Principal 
 2010:  Mentor of the Year Recognition
   Knox County 

 2001-12:  Educator & Lead Teacher
   A.L. Lotts Elementary, Grades 3 & 5