• Mrs. Denise Watts

    Executive Principal

    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. Watts has been married to her husband Eric for 19 years.  They have one daughter named Adeline (13).  They also have two fur babies.  Winston (2) is a Goldendoodle named after Winston Churchill and Montana (14) is a Beagle mix.  The Watts family enjoys traveling, watching Notre Dame Football, and listening to Taylor Swift music.


    Mrs. Ginny Powers

    6th Grade Principal

     Mrs. Ginny Powers

    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

    Dr. Brad Smith

    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. 


    Administrative Experience:

    2022 - Present, Powell Middle School, 7th Grade Administrator

    2019 – 2022, Farragut High School, Grade Level Administrator 


    Teaching Experience:
    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

     Mr. Glen Price

    It is my pleasure to serve the Powell community, families, and students.  My wife and I are both educators in Knox County Schools.  We have two children and a dog named June Bugg.  My wife and I are both artists and continue to create in our spare time. We enjoy traveling and sports.


    Administrative Experience:

    2010-2011, Gresham Middle School, Assistant Administrator

    2011-2020, Gresham Middle School, Assistant Principal 

    2020-Present, Powell Middle School, Assistant Principal


    Teaching Experience: 

    1998-1999, Central High School, KCS, Intern

    1999-2000, J.T. Moore Middle School, Nashville Metro,Art Teacher

    2000-2003, North Middle School, Loudon County, Art Teacher

    2003-2011,  Gresham Middle School, KCS, Art Teacher



    Educational Specialist, Educational Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University

    Master of Science, The University of Tennessee

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Tennessee