EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

  • Rob Speas DR. ROB SPEAS
    Email: rob.speas@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 21      Years at HVA: 2
    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 in Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
    Notable:
    Leadership Knoxville Class of 2018
    Avid Vol Fan

FRESHMAN ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Mike Wise MIKE WISE
    Email: david.wise@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 17     Years at HVA: 9
    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

BLPA ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Kelllie Ivens KELLIE IVENS
    Email: kellie.ivens@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 32    Years at HVA: 4
    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

  • Ken Dunlap KEN DUNLAP
    Email: ken.dunlap@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 35      Years at HVA: 3
    Hometown: Knoxville
    Education:
    B.S. in Education, Tennessee Wesleyan
    M.S. in Educational Administration, Tennessee Tech
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Tennessee Tech
    Notable:
    Accomplished watercolor artist
    State champion basketball coach

LIBERAL ARTS ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • David Combs DAVID COMBS
    Email: david.combs@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 21      Years at HVA: 12
    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 Class of 2020
    Enjoys running and woodworking

STEM ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Ashli BeelerASHLI BEELER
    Email: ashli.beeler@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 20     Years at HVA: 10
    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: 26      Years at HVA: 13
    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