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Tony Dalton, Instructional Coach for Pre-K and K-1
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Here you will find useful links dedicated to improving the educational experience of your students. I will be updating this site frequently with research articles, tidbits on best practices, and lesson ideas as well as other information designed to provide information in a hurry. I will also be spotlighting the exceptional ideas and work of teachers and students along the way. Check back often for the latest and the greatest that Hamblen County has to offer.

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Hello, and welcome to the Education Station. My name is Tony Dalton. I am the districtwide Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade Instructional Coach for Hamblen County Schools. Previously, I was a first grade teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Hamblen County for ten years. I received a Bachelors and a Masters degree in education from East Tennessee State in Johnson City, TN. I also have an Education Specialists degree from Lincoln Memorial University and my Administrative Endorsement.  Finally in 2011, I obtained my Doctorate in Education from East Tennessee State University and fulfilled a childhood dream.  I enjoy working with teachers and hope that I can help you meet the diverse needs of your students.

About the Instructional Coaches

The Hamblen County Instructional Coaches are here for you. Our mission is to provide the best and most up-to-date information about all things educational. We are here to advise, model, provide information, and encourage you and your students to be your best.


Inspirational and Encouraging Quotes for Teachers


"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope.  Hope breeds peace."  - Confucius

 "Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself"  -  John Dewey

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that they are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."     - John Steinbeck  

 Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.  ~John Cotton Dana


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