Meet the Administrative Team of Whittle Springs Middle School

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Ms. Joann Bost

Phone: 865-594-4474

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, Carson Newman College • Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University

Ms. Joann Bost

Principal

Ms. Bost is serving her second year as Principal at Whittle Springs Middle School, and beginning her 20th year in education. Ms. Bost’s tenure includes teaching Math at Whittle Springs Middle School from 1999- 2008. She served as a Classroom Management Consultant for Project GRAD Knoxville in 2008-2009. From 2009-2011, she served as a Math Coach at Carter Middle School. Ms. Bost was a Master Teacher at South Doyle Middle School from 2011-2014. In 2014, she moved into administration as an assistant principal at Carter Middle School.

Ms. Bost earned her Bachelor’s degree from Carson Newman College and attended Lincoln Memorial University for her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision.

It is such an honor for Ms. Bost to serve as Principal of Whittle Springs Middle School. As a middle school student, Ms. Bost attended Whittle Springs Middle school and is a proud high school graduate of Fulton High School. It is truly a blessing for her to serve the community that raised her.

 

Knox County Schools Experience:

  • Principal, Whittle Springs Middle School, 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Principal, Carter Middle School, 2014 - 2016
  • Master Teacher, South Doyle Middle School, 2011 - 2014
  • Math Coach, Carter Middle School, 2009 - 2011
  • Classroom Management Consultant, Project GRAD, 2008 - 2009
  • Math Teacher, Whittle Springs Middle School, 1999 - 2008

 


Mrs. Leontyne Stone

Phone: 865-594-4474

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

• Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Tusculum College 2000 • Master of Arts in Teaching from Carson Newman College 2003 • Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University 2008

Mrs. Leontyne Stone

Curriculum Assistant Principal

Leontyne Stone is the Curriculum Assistant Principal at Whittle Springs Middle School.  This is Ms. Stone's 10th year as an Assistant Principal at WSMS.  She joined Knox County Schools in 2003 as a Social Studies Teacher.  During her tenure (2003 - 2009) at Vine Middle School, she taught Social Studies, Math Intervention, AVID, and 6th - 8th Grade Math. She was also the Project GRAD Math Coach at Vine from 2003 - 2009.  

 

Knox County Schools Experience:

  • Curriculum Assistant Principal, Whittle Springs Middle School, 2009 - Present
  • Project GrAD Math Coach, Vine Middle School, 2003 - 2009
  • AVID Coordinator & Elective Teacher, 2003 - 2009
  • Teacher (Social Studies, Math Intervention, and Math), Vine Middle School, 2003 - 2009

 


Mr. Jack Owen

Phone: 865-594-4474

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jack Owen

Assistant Principal - 6th Grade

Mr. Owen has been with Knox County Schools since 1997.  During that time he has served as an ELA teacher at both Cedar Bluff Middle School and Karns Middle School.  In 2007, he was assigned to Powell Middle School as an assistant principal and has since served as an assistant at Northwest Middle School and currently at Whittle Springs Middle School.

 

Knox County Schools Experience:

  • Assistant Principal, Whittle Springs Middle School, 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Principal, Northwest Middle School, 2013 - 2016
  • Assistant Principal, Powell Middle School, 2007 - 2013
  • ELA Teacher, Karns Middle School, 2004 - 2007
  • ELA Teacher, Cedar Bluff Middle School, 1997 - 2003 

 


Mr. Doug Wheeling

Phone: 865-594-4474

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Doug Wheeling

Assistant Principal - 7th Grade

Mr. Wheeling is excited to begin his second year at Whittle Springs Middle School serving as Assistant Principal. He began his teaching career at Gibbs High School as Director of Bands.  He taught two years in Sevier County Schools and then returned to Knox County serving as Director of Bands at Karns High School.  After thirteen years at Karns, he entered administration serving as Administrative Assistant at South Doyle Middle School.  Last year he was named Assistant Principal at Whittle Springs Middle School. 

Mr. Wheeling's hobbies include camping, riding his motorcycle and traveling.  He attended The University of Tennessee studying Music Education and was a teaching assistant with the Pride of the Southland Band.  While a student at UT, he was fortunate to be named to two Collegiate All-American Marching Bands. He received a Master of Education in Administration & Supervision degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

He has said that we have wonderful students and tremendous teachers at Whittle Springs, and it is his honor to be a part of the Whittle Springs family. #WarriorPride

 

Knox County Schools Experience:

 


Ms. Karey Lowdermilk

Phone: 865-594-4474

Email:

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Ms. Karey Lowdermilk

Assistant Principal - 8th Grade

Karey Lowdermilk has been serving as an Administrator at Whittle Springs Middle School since 2014.  She began her career in Education in 2001, as a School Counselor at Carter High School, after working in Community Mental Health and seeing the crucial role of education in the development of holistically healthy individuals.  She came to the North Knoxville community in 2010, when she joined the Central High School faculty as a School Counselor. 

Ms. Lowdermilk graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology in 1999 and her Master of Science in Counseling in 2001, both from the University of Tennessee. In 2018, she earned her Educational Specialist degree from Carson Newman University.

Ms. Lowdermilk considers it a blessing and honor to serve the Whittle Springs community, alongside the best teachers and staff in Knox County Schools!  She believes Whittle Springs is truly a special place to be and loves being a part of the Warrior Family!

 

Knox County Schools Experience:

  • Assistant Principal, Whittle Sprints Middle School, 2014 - Present
  • School Counselor, Central High School, 2011 – 2014
  • School Counselor, Carter High School, 2001 – 2002