Mrs. Debbie Sayers

Phone: 539.7800

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Mrs. Debbie Sayers

Mrs. Cara Vaughn

Phone: 539.7800

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Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelors from Tennessee Technological University in Secondary Education (Science) - Master's from Lincoln Memorial University in Educational Leadership - Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) from Lincoln Memorial University in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Cara Vaughn

Mrs. Cara Vaughn serves as the assistant principal for the class of 2023. Mrs. Vaughn's career began as a middle school science teacher. She and her family moved to Knoxville in 2013 where she joined the BHS team as a teacher in the science department. Mrs. Vaughn has most recently worked as an instructional coach at Bearden High School where she supported students and teachers in a variety of capacities. 

Mrs. Vaughn is a middle Tennessee native, who graduated from Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University in secondary education. Mrs. Vaughn earned a Master of Science (Educational Leadership)and Educational Specialist degree (Curriculum & Instruction) from Lincoln Memorial University. 

 

 

Mr. Russ Wise

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Mr. Russ Wise

Mr. Russ Wise serves as the curriculum principal for Bearden High School.

Mr. Wise began his career at Lenoir City High School where he taught Business Education. He then taught at Halls High School and Central High School before he became an assistant principal at Central.

Mr. Wise has lived in Knoxville his entire life. He graduated from Central High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Law from the University of Tennessee. He then earned his Master of Science in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Most recently he earned his Educational Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee.

 

Mrs. Candace Greer

Phone: 539.7800

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Mrs. Candace Greer

Mrs. Candace Greer serves as the assistant principal for the class of 2022.

Mr. Rod Crockett

Phone: 539.7800 x 1107

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Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Secondary Education University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Master of Science, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mr. Rod Crockett

Mr. Rod Crockett serves as the assistant principal of the senior class.

Mr. Crockett's career began at Bearden High in 1990 as a math intern and teacher. Since then, he has been fortunate to have served in Kingsport City, Williamson County, and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as a teacher and school administrator.  

Mr. Crockett is a Nashville native. He graduated from Hillsboro Senior High in Green Hills, and earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mr. Donald Balcom

Phone: 539.7800

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Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts, History- University of Tennessee - Masters of Science, Secondary Education- University of Tennessee - Education Specialist, Educational Leadership- Lincoln Memorial University

Mr. Donald Balcom

Donald Balcom is a Roane County native and holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. He also holds an Education Specialist Degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. He has been in the classroom for the past 15 years and has taught in Blount County, Lenoir City, and Monroe County Schools before joining Knox County Schools at Bearden High School in 2015. He has been a Head Boys' Basketball Coach and Head Boys' Baseball Coach in his 15 years of being in coaching in public education. He and his wife have been married for 22 years and have a son who is pursuing an Architecture Degree from the University of Tennessee. 
While at Bearden, Mr. Balcom has been the Social Studies Department Chair, helped run the Bertelkamp Center for Academic Excellence for student athletes, PLC Team Leader for U.S. History, writer of the State Curriculum for the Americans at War course for Knox County Schools, and still serves as a Lead Mentor teacher on the New Teacher Mentor Team for all student teachers/interns and new teachers to Bearden High School. 
Mr. Balcom loves to spend quality time with his family, traveling, being outdoors boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and having a good book in his hands. Mr. Balcom will serve as the assistant principal for the class of 2024.