EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

  • Rob Speas DR. ROB SPEAS
    Email: rob.speas@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 22      Years at HVA: 3
    Hometown: Brentwood
    Education:
    B.S. in Chemistry, University of Tennessee
    M.S. in Education, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
    Notable:
    Leadership Knoxville Class of 2018
    Avid Vol Fan

FRESHMAN ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Mike Wise MIKE WISE
    Email: mike.wise@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 18     Years at HVA: 10
    Hometown: Gaffney, South Carolina
    Education:
    B.A. in Political Science, Berea College
    M.S. in Secondary Education, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable:
    Previous Teacher of the Year winner
    Enjoys college football and watching his sons play sports

BUSINESS & LAW ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Kelllie Ivens KELLIE IVENS
    Email: kellie.ivens@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 33     Years at HVA: 5
    Hometown: Big Stone Gap, Virginia
    Education:
    B.S. in Math, East Tennessee State University
    M.S. in Educational Administration, East Tennessee State University
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Tennessee Tech
    Notable:
    Farragut Coaching Hall of Fame
    Loves hunting, four-wheeling, and riding her motorcycle

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Bevin GreshamBEVIN GRESHAM
    Email: bevin.gresham@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 13    Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
    Education:
    B.S. in Elementary Education, University of South Alabama
    M.S. in School Counseling, Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.S. in School Counseling, Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
    Doctoral Student in Instructional Leadership, University of the Cumberlands

    Notable:
    Aspiring Principals Program, 2021-2022 Cohort
    Enjoys running, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her kids

LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • David Combs DAVID COMBS
    Email: david.combs@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 22     Years at HVA: 13
    Hometown: Chattanooga
    Education:
    B.A. in History, University of Tennessee
    M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable:
    Aspiring Principals Program, 2019-2020
    Enjoys running and woodworking

STEM ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Ashli Beeler ASHLI BEELER
    Email: ashli.beeler@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 21     Years at HVA: 11
    Hometown: New Harmony, Indiana
    Education:
    B.A. in Psychology, Franklin College
    M.S. in School Counseling, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University
    Notable:
    Previous department chair for school counseling
    Previous Smoky Mountain Counselor of the Year

     

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

  • Bryan Brown BRYAN BROWN
    Email: bryan.brown@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 27      Years at HVA: 14
    Hometown: St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
    Education:
    B.A. in History/Political Science, Jamestown College
    M.S. in Athletic Administration, Liberty University
    Notable:
    Cross country and track coach
    15-time Coach of the Year
    7 state championship teams