EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

  • Mitchell CoxMITCHELL COX
    mitchell.cox@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.A. in History, East Tennessee State University
    M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Walden University
    Educational Leadership License, Union College

    Notable:
    Previous supervisor of Employee Relations for Knox County Schools

CURRICULUM PRINCIPAL

  • Amber RobertsDR. AMBER ROBERTS
    amber.roberts2@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.A. in Psychology, Agnes Scott College
    M.S. in Middle Grades Education, University of West Georgia
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.D. in Learning Organizations & Strategic Change, Lipscomb University

    Notable:
    Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Finalist
    Enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling

PRINCIPAL OF THE FRESHMAN ACADEMY

  • Jennifer VacekJENNIFER VACEK
    jennifer.vacek@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.A. in English, University of Tennessee
    M.S. in Secondary Education, University of Tennessee
    Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University

    Notable:
    Avid traveler, reader, hiker, runner, and swimmer
    One Knoxville Supporter and Vol For Life

PRINCIPAL OF THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS & LAW

  • Ryan McDonoughRYAN MCDONOUGH
    ryan.mcdonough@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.S. in Psychology, University of Tennessee
    M.S. in Elementary Education, University of Tennessee
    Special Education Endorsement, Tusculum University
    Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Carson Newman University

    Notable:
    Father of three
    Enjoys cycling, running, and pickleball

PRINCIPAL OF THE ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCE

  • Tia ShackTIA SHACK
    tia.shack@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.S. in Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee 
    M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Carson Newman University
    Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University 
     
    Notable: 
    Previous department chair for special education 
    Enjoys indoor cycling, reading and yoga

PRINCIPAL OF THE ACADEMY OF LIBERAL ARTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND DESIGN

  • Nicole SlaytonNICOLE SLAYTON
    nicole.slayton@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.S. in Business Management & Marketing, New Mexico State University
    M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Grand Canyon University
    Notable:
    Previous high school assistant principal with Albuquerque Public Schools
    Enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening

PRINCIPAL OF THE ACADEMY OF STEM

  • Lauren WhiteLAUREN WHITE
    lauren.white@knoxschools.org

    Education:
    B.A. in Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    M.S. in Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Education Leadership License, Carson Newman University

    Notable:
    Sports fan
    Loves crime shows and her two dogs

865 ACADEMY COACH

  • Ashli BeelerASHLI BEELER
    ashli.beeler@knoxschools.org

    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

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