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Principal's Message

Welcome to John Sevier Middle School. This website will provide an overview of our school. First, allow me to share a little about myself so we can begin to know each other. I graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. I worked in the business community for several years before returning to Carson-Newman where I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching. After graduating, I taught in Hamblen County Schools, Johnson City Schools, and then served as a Reward School Ambassador for a year with the State of Tennessee Department of Education. I came to Kingsport City Schools in 2014 as the associate principal at Robinson Middle School. In 2017, I earned my doctorate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement. In 2017 I was named as the principal of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and served as principal there  from 2017-2020. In July 2020, I was named as the principal of John Sevier Middle School. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Sevier’s many great leaders and to serve the students of JSMS. 

John Sevier Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 800 students in grades 6-8. Our faculty and staff consist of about 100 adults who have made it their mission to support students and have a daily positive impact on student lives. We have three teachers per content area per grade level and offer advanced math courses including Algebra and Geometry. Understanding the importance of supporting the whole child, we offer access to a variety of fine arts, coding, robotics, athletics, and a vast library. Additionally, students have access to two school counselors, a Camelot therapist, and a Frontier Health counselor. Sevier is proud to be home to a nationally recognized school newspaper, The Sequoyah Scribe. Students also may choose to participate in other leadership programs including Student Council, Natural Helpers, or Student Ambassadors. 

Families play a vital role in our school and community. Sevier families are supported by our family liaison who plans family engagement events both at school and within our community. We also encourage families to become involved in our PTA. 

Please contact us personally if you have any questions or would like more specific information.