EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

  • Rob SpeasDR. ROB SPEAS
    rob.speas@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 23     Years at HVA: 4
    Hometown: Brentwood, TN
    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 Alumni
    Avid Vol Fan

FRESHMAN ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Jennifer VacekJENNIFER VACEK
    jennifer.vacek@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 11    Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Signal Mountain, TN
    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 travel, reader, hiker, runner, swimmer, and tri-athlete
    One Knoxville Supporter and Vol For Life

BUSINESS & LAW ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Ryan McDonoughRYAN MCDONOUGH
    ryan.mcdonough@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 11   Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Knoxville
    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

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Bevin GreshamBEVIN GRESHAM
    bevin.gresham@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 13    Years at HVA: 2
    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 GuyerDAVID GUYER
    david.guyer@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 17    Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Chicago
    Education:
    B.S. in Business Administration, Milligan College
    M.S. in Education, UCLA

    Notable:
    KIPP Excellence in Teaching Award
    Enjoys watching and playing sports, playing guitar and drums, and hanging out with his three children

STEM ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

  • Amber RobertsAMBER ROBERTS
    amber.roberts2@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 24    Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Knoxville
    Education:
    B.S. in Psychology, Agnes Scott College
    M.S. in Middle Grades Education, University of West Georgia
    Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Lincoln Memorial University
    Doctoral student in Learning Organization & Strategic Change, Lipscomb University
    Notable:
    Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
    Enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling

ACADEMY COACH

  • Ashli BeelerASHLI BEELER
    ashli.beeler@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 21     Years at HVA: 12
    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

  • Mike MullinsMIKE MULLINS
    mike.mullins@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 36       Years at HVA: 1
    Hometown: Oak Ridge
    Education:
    B.S. in Health & Physical Education, Lincoln Memorial University, 

    Notable:
    TSSAA Athletic Director of the Year, 2009-2010
    NIAAA State Award of Merit, 2014
    TSSAA Distinguished Service Award, 2015
    Enjoys traveling and wildlife/nature photography

     

ADMINISTRATOR EMERITUS

  • Kellie IvensKELLIE IVENS
    kellie.ivens@knoxschools.org
    Years in Education: 33     Years at HVA: 6
    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