Mrs. Denise Watts
Mrs. Denise Watts serves as the Executive Principal of Powell Middle School.
Mrs. Watts started her career in education in 2004 at Central High School where she taught Social Studies. She then taught at Powell High School. After teaching for ten years, Mrs. Watts became an instructional coach at Austin-East Magnet High School.
Mrs. Watts earned her Educationalist Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee after which she became an assistant principal at Austin-East Magnet High School for six years. From 2021-2023, Mrs. Watts served as the Class of 2025 Principal at Bearden High School.
She was born in East Tennessee but grew up in the small town of Lake City, South Carolina. She moved back to East Tennessee as a freshman in high school and graduated from Jefferson County High School.
Mrs. Ginny Powers
6th Grade Principal
I am excited to welcome our new and returning students to another academic year at Powell Middle School.
As a lifelong community member, I am truly privileged to have spent the past 29 years at Powell Middle School. From my early days as a student to my current role as an administrator, Powell Middle has played an integral part in shaping my life and values.
Reflecting on my 17 years as a dedicated middle school teacher and the last 12 years as an administrator, I am constantly reminded of the exceptional individuals I have had the pleasure of teaching and interacting with hundreds of students. It has been heartwarming to witness the growth and achievements of our students, knowing that I have contributed to their journey.
Moreover, as a parent of two girls who have attended all the Powell schools, I have personally experienced the strong support and dedication our community demonstrates. The bond we share is truly remarkable and serves as a testament to the strength and community spirit that Powell holds.
I am honored to be part of this incredible community that values education, growth, and the well-being of our students. Let us continue to nurture and inspire the young minds that grace our halls, knowing that together, we can create a brighter future for all.
Dr. Brad Smith
7th Grade Administrator
I am thrilled to be a part of the Powell school community as the Seventh Grade Administrator. Our dedicated teachers are committed to providing engaging lessons, effective instruction, and fostering an environment where learning is not only educational but also fun-filled! I look forward to an incredible year of growth and success with our students!
I live with my wife, Jenny, and my daughter, Sloan. We have two dogs that bark too much and a cat that chases all the wildlife from our yard. I like live music, camping, kayaking, and reading.
2022 - Present, Powell Middle School, 7th Grade Administrator
2019 – 2022, Farragut High School, Grade Level Administrator
2022 – Present, Lincoln Memorial University, Adjunct Professor
2015 – 2019, Farragut High School, Business Teacher
Doctorate in Education, Lincoln Memorial University
Educational Specialist, Lincoln Memorial University
Master of Arts in Teaching, Tusculum University
Master of Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University
Mr. Glen Price
8th Grade Principal & Athletic Director