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2021-2022 Administrative Appointments
Amelia Baker Appointed Principal of Carter Elementary School
Amelia Baker has been appointed principal of Carter Elementary School effective July 2021. Ms. Baker joined Knox County Schools in 2010 as a counselor at Central High School and later South-Doyle Middle School.
Ms. Baker previously worked as a teacher at Maryville City Schools and Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools. She began her career in administration in 2012 as an assistant principal South-Doyle Middle School and later assistant principal at Northwest Middle. She served as assistant principal at Pleasant Ridge before being named interim principal in December 2018 and subsequently, the permanent principal, a position she currently serves.
Ms. Baker holds a bachelor's degree in English from Maryville College, a master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Tennessee and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.
Douglas Shover Appointed Director of Facilities Management
Douglas Shover has been appointed Director of Facilities Management effective June 2021.
After working as an architect in Ohio for nearly seven years, Mr. Shover returned to Knoxville and joined The Lewis Group Architects. He has worked for the Lewis Group for more than 20 years, currently serving as the Vice President of Primary and Secondary Education as well as a Project Manager.
Mr. Shover holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Ohio State University.
Jason Periard Appointed Chief of School Security
Jason Periard has been appointed Chief of School Security effective August 2021.
Mr. Periard served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years, culminating in rank as Master Sergeant. He has worked as a Special Agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and as an Investigations Officer for the USMC Criminal Investigation Division. He is currently Vice President of Community Security Initiative at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Mr. Periard holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.
Tammi Campbell Appointed Principal of Austin-East Magnet High School
Tammi Campbell has been appointed Principal of Austin-East High School, effective May 2021. Ms. Campbell joined Knox County Schools in 2002 working with Project GRAD for seven years before becoming a school counselor at Austin-East High School. She previously served as a training specialist for Knoxville's Community Development Corp., and as a trainer and customer service representative for businesses in Nashville and Knoxville.
Ms. Campbell was selected to be part of the Leadership Academy in 2011 and placed at Hardin Valley Academy as an assistant principal. She also served an assistant principal at Austin-East for five years before being named in 2017 Ombudsman for Knox County Schools, a position she currently serves.
Ms. Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Clark Atlanta University; a master's degree in Education from Tusculum College; a master's degree in school counseling and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.
Nathan Langlois Appointed Director of Advancement and Diversity
Nathan Langlois has been appointed Director of Advancement and Diversity for Knox County Schools. Mr. Langlois joined the district in 2011 as assistant principal at Powell High School.
Mr. Langlois previously taught in Cobb County, Georgia and served as an administrative assistant and assistant principal in Georgia. He was selected to be part of the Leadership Academy in 2013 and placed at Hardin Valley Academy as an assistant principal. He has served as principal of Powell High School and in 2015 was named principal of Austin-East High School, where he currently serves.
Mr. Langlois holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Michigan University, master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville State University, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee.
Karen Frost Appointed Principal of Powell Elementary School
Karen Frost has been appointed principal of Powell Elementary effective July 2021 . Ms. Frost joined Knox County Schools in 1997 as a teacher at Norwood Elementary.
Ms. Frost also taught at Carter and Powell Elementary schools. She began her career in administration in 2005 when she was named assistant principal at Copper Ridge. She is currently an assistant principal at Powell Elementary.
Ms. Frost holds a bachelor's degree in Education from East Tennessee State University and a master's degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University.
Briana Hinton Appointed Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
Briana Hinton has been appointed Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer effective May 2021. Ms. Hinton joins Knox County Schools from Raleigh, N .C.
Ms. Hinton has experience in risk mitigation and employment discrimination working and interning for various organizations including the Women's Legal Centre in South Africa, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., Sallie Mae Bank in Delaware, and the Superior Court of New Jersey/Atlantic County Civil Court in New Jersey. She most recently served as RFP Coordinator for TransLoc, Inc. in Raleigh.
Ms. Hinton holds a bachelor's degree in History from North Carolina Central University, a paralegal certification from Duke University Continuing Studies, and a Doctor of Law degree from Howard University School of Law.