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  • Jenny Driskill

    Meet Jenny Driskill, dean of the Liberal Arts Academy. She is an original Hawk, hired for HVA’s opening year in 2008. “Being dean is an ever-evolving role, but I take it very seriously and am proud to be trusted with the opportunity. It is a joy to be in a position to launch our seniors through our endorsement program,” Ms. Driskill said. She has been an English teacher for 20 years. “I love getting to teach classic novels, short stories, and poems to teenagers. In a world filled with social media, it is a pleasure to see students find the relevance in these older works. It's fun to see them start to debate ideas and back up their arguments by connecting what they are reading to what is happening in the world today. I feel lucky to be a part of helping them ‘grow-up’ academically,” Ms. Driskill said. She has previously earned Teacher of the Year honors and was also selected to spend a week at the Smithsonian Summer Institute for the Humanities. When she is not at HVA, she enjoys time with her young children and cheering on the Vols and the Clemson Tigers. A Knoxville native, she earned her B.A. and M.A. from Clemson University B.A and has also completed post-bac hours at Lincoln Memorial University. Prior to coming to HVA, she taught at Farragut High and Central High. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Clemson, ETSU, and Walters State.

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    CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS!

    Hawk Fest will take place on April 3, 2020. A committee will meet to view and vote on the films to be premiered at the festival. Enter your film here: HAWK FEST FILM ENTRY FORM

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