Phone: 423-753-1130


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mark Merriman

Welcome Lamar Families!

I am excited to continue to serve as the principal at Lamar School for the 2022-23 school year!  We have an extremely strong faculty and staff that is dedicated to helping your child succeed and partnering with families to make this happen!

A little information about me: I currently live in Jonesborough and am married to my wonderful life partner! I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Lamar community in Dogwood Village. This is my 13th year in education. I was honored to serve 3 years as principal at Fall Branch School and serve as Asst. Principal at Lamar 5 years ago. I have a B.S. in Music Ed. and B.A. in Music Performance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, endorsements from the University of Kentucky, and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from ETSU. I taught music in inner-city Cincinnati and at Grandview and coached middle school soccer. I am active in several civic organizations in Jonesborough and in my church community in Johnson City. I am proud to serve Lamar School and live in the beautiful community where I grew up!

Please feel free to email me at  or call the school office at (423) 753-1130. You can also follow our school on Twitter @Lamar_School and on our new FaceBook page. You can also find detailed information on our school’s webpage (click “Lamar” on the school’s tab).

Again, I am looking forward to a phenomenal year as we fulfill our school's motto of encouraging our students to "be the best that [they] can be!"


Mark Merriman