Knox County Schools Teaching and Learning Department believes:
- An effective organization must engage in collaborative and continuous cycles of learning and improvement at all levels.
- Exemplary instructional leadership is dynamic, focused on teaching and learning, and engaged in data-driven decision-making.
- Our department has an obligation to ensure that all students have multiple opportunities for attainment of skills and knowledge needed for post-secondary success.
- An effective C&I department is one that courageously develops and supports the art and science of teaching and learning through innovation informed by research.
These are the guiding principles for all decisions and activities of the department.