Excellence for Every Child


Tanna Nicely, Principal

Principal Nicely joined the Knox County Schools in 1991 as a kindergarten teacher at Powell Elementary School and has also taught at Sunnyview Primary School. Ms. Nicely also serves as a Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator and a Math coach before entering school administration in2008 as an assistant principal at Dogwood Elementary school.

Ms. Nicely holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership all conferred by the University of Tennessee.   

Experience with Knox County Schools:
Assistant Principal, Sarah Moore Greene, 2012-2014
Assistant Principal, Dogwood Elementary, 2008-2012
Elementary Math Consultant, Knox County Schools, 2004-2008
Excel Summer School Principal, Mooreland Heights Elementary, 2004
Curriculum & Instructor Facilitator, Bonny Kate, Cedar Bluff Primary,
Cedar Bluff Intermediate, Corryton & Gap Creek, 2000-2004
2nd Grade Teacher, Sunnyview Primary, 1992-2000
4th Grade Teacher, Sunnyview Primary, 1990
Kindergarten Teacher, Powell Elementary School, 1991
Other Experience:
Adjunct Professor Science Methods, South College, 2010-present
Executive Board Member, National Gardening Association, 2009-present
Administrative Manuscript Reviewer, Corwin Press, 2008-present
Gardening Workshop Facilitator, TN Farm Bureau, 2000-present
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher, Court St. Academy Portsmouth, Virginia, 1991-1992
Pre-school Teacher, Bethlehem Childcare Center, Knoxville, 1988-1990
Pre-school Teacher,  University of Tennessee  Child Development Lab, 1987-1988