West Haven Administrative Staff

  •  Whipple

    Mr.  Carl Whipple


    My name is Carl Whipple, and it is an honor and privilege to serve as Principal of West Haven Elementary School.  I am very excited to be here and look forward to working with the staff, students, and parents to make this an impactful year for all of our students. Our outstanding staff of teachers and assistants are dedicated to seeing that each child is valued and challenged to be the best that they can be.  It takes all of us working together if our students are going to realize their full potential.


    Our school mission statement states that we are “passionate about success for all students.”  I am passionate about ensuring that our students have the skills and confidence necessary to be successful in the next stage of life and beyond.  Education builds bridges to opportunities that allow all of our children to achieve success.


    I look forward to meeting all of you this year and please contact me if I can be of service.


    Experience in Education:

    West Haven Elementary School, Principal, 2019-present

    Northshore Elementary School, Assistant Principal, 2013-2019

    Norwood Elementary School, Assistant Principal, 2006-2013

    Vine Middle Magnet School, Band Director, 1998-2006

    Webb School of Knoxville, Band Director, 1993-1996

    Darlington School, Band Director, 1989-1993



    Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005

    MM in Music Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999

    BA in Music Performance, Davidson College, 1989