Welcome to Blount County Schools. Our mission is to maximize the academic potential of every child in a safe and personalized environment. BCS will graduate students who are college and career ready and prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century workplace.
As we begin the 2014-2015 school year, Blount County Schools has measurable reasons to celebrate the previous year. I am grateful for our 1,600 plus employees for all they contribute to the life of our school system. I appreciate and value each educator and support staff member for their care and uncompromising service to our students and their families.
While education in Tennessee has undergone many changes, and will continue to do so, we persist in our meaningful focus on student achievement and growth. Even with very limited resources, our teachers continue to meet the needs of our students and provide access to a high quality educational experience. Our teachers have raised standards, improved instructional delivery, increased student academic growth gains and overall performance, all while managing major changes in education.
During this upcoming year in addition to our strategic plan we will continue to:
- Focus on our mission and personalizing the educational experience for each child.
- Continue to focus on meeting the needs of all our students and maximizing their academic potential.
- Stay focused on providing an education that will support our student's capacity to compete for employment in the 21st century workplace.
- Continue to increase the utilization of technology in the classroom
My job as director of schools is to work in collaboration with the supervisors at the Central office as we serve, guide and support each of our departments and schools. We remain student-centered in our decisions, activities and strategies based on data. I am pleased to work alongside our committed school board members who assist in providing leadership, governance and guidance for Blount County Schools.
We are focused on effective teaching, learning and building relationships. Exceptional teachers, bright and motivated students and supportive parents and community members working together will ensure a school system that strives for excellence for all students.
The BCS website is for our parents, students, teachers, staff and community members and I hope you find it resourceful. Individual school information is listed under the "Our schools" link. I encourage you to be involved in the many opportunities for engagement in our schools – your input and time are very valuable. Thank you in advance for your interest in Blount County Schools, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.
Director of Schools