I am excited and honored to serve as principal for the 2018-2019 school year. At Grandview we strive to provide a supportive learning environment which encourages all students to achieve their full potential, and as principal I will work hard every day to help fulfill this vision. Before coming to Grandview as principal in 2017, I was a teacher for eight years at Jonesborough Elementary School and an assistant principal for two years at Jonesborough Middle School. My educational background consists of a B.S. Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6) from ETSU, a M.A. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (K-12) from Tusculum College, and an Ed.S Degree in Administration and Supervision from LMU, and I'm currently pursuing an Ed.D Degree in Instructional Leadership from LMU.
Tara Churchwell - Assistant Principal
Hello Grandview students, families, and community members! I am Tara Churchwell, and I am honored and thrilled to introduce myself to you as the new Assistant Principal of Grandview Elememtary School. It is with a great sense of gratitude that I accept the opportunity to become a part of the Grandview family. I look forward to working with this amazing community - our students, families, educational leaders, staff and stakeholders - as we finish the 2018-19 school year. As the Assistant Principal of Grandview Elementary School, I embrace the opportunity to partner with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging and memorable elementary/middle school experience.
My education coupled with my school experiences inspired me to join the teaching profession. As I complete my sixteenth year in education, I am fortunate to have had a variety of opportunities to prepare me for this one of a kind platform in my professional career. As your school's new Assistant Principal, I pledge to communicate and work with you to be certain our students are learning at high rigorous levels and that decisions are made with our students' best interests in mind. My desire is to see Grandview Elementary School continue to be recognized as a school with high expectation for all students. I look forward to meeting and partnering with you to ensure the success of every student at Grandview Elementary.