Laura Reece AE Teacher of the Year

Laura Reece

Alpha Elementary

Wendy Saunders LE Teacher of the Year

Wendy Saunders

Lincoln Heights Elementary

Donna Kanipe WB Teacher of the Year

Donna Kanipe

Whitesburg Elementary

Kimberly Perky LM Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Perkey

Lincoln Heights Middle School

Rachel Boyatte Lynch FM Teacher of the Year

Rachel Boyatte Lynch

Fairview Marguerite Elementary

Amanda Hill MN Teacher of the Year

Amanda Hill

Manley Elementary

Amanda Kite WE Teacher of the Year

Amanda Kite

West Elementary

Kristi Spoone MV Teacher of the Year

Summer Moore

Meadowview Middle School

Donnette McNabb EH Teacher of the Year

Donnette McNabb

East High School

Cynthia McPherson HC Teacher of the Year

Cynthia McPherson

Hillcrest Elementary

Julie Lambert RV Teacher of the Year

Julie Lambert

Russellville Elementary/Primary

Robin Roark WT Teacher of the Year

Robin Roark

Witt Elementary

Summer Moore WV Teacher of the Year

Summer Moore

Westview Middle School

Jessica Baliff-Noe WH Teacher of the Year

Jessica Baliff-Noe

West High School

Jennifer Bridges JH Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Bridges

John Hay Elementary

Cindy Turner UH Teacher of the Year

Cindy Turner

Union Heights Elementary

Tiffany Fickle ER Teacher of the Year

Tiffany Fickle

East Ridge Middle School

Jennifer Frey MB Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Frey

Miller Boyd School


2021-2022 CALENDAR



August 2                                                        Teachers Return to Work   

                                                                              August 3                                                        In-Service**

                                                                              August 4                                                        Administrative Day**

                                                                              August 5                                                        First day for students

                                                                              August 26                                                      School Improvement Planning

                                                                                                                                                      1:00 P.M. Student Dismissal

                                                                              September 6                                                  Labor Day Holiday*

                                                                              September 15                                                School Improvement Planning

                                                                                                                                                      1:00 P.M. Student Dismissal

                                                                              October 11-15                                               Fall Break*

                                                                              October 28                                                     Benchmark Analysis

                                                                                                                                                       1:00 P.M. Student Dismissal

                                                                              November 22                                                 Administrative Day**

                                                                              November 22-26                                           Thanksgiving Holidays*

                                                                              December 21                                                  Abbreviated Day-11:15 A.M. Dismissal

                                                                              December 22-December 31                         Winter Break**

                                                                              January 3                                                         Semester Break**

                                                                              January 4                                                         Return to School

                                                                              January 17                                                       Martin Luther King Day Holiday****

                                                                              January 20                                                       Benchmark Analysis

                                                                                                                                                        1:00 P.M. Student Dismissal

                                                                              March 16                                                          Benchmark Analysis

                                                                                                                                                        1:00 P.M. Student Dismissal

                                                                              March 28-April 1                                             Spring Break*

                                                                              April 15                                                            Good Friday Holiday*

                                                                              May 3                                                                County Primary Election

                                                                              May 20                                                              Last Full Day of School and Graduation

                                                                              May 23                                                              Grade Card Day

                                                                                                                                                         11:15 A.M. Dismissal

                                                                              May 24                                                              Administrative Day**



* Holiday for students and staff

** Holiday for students; in-service for staff

*** Holiday for students; 1/2 opt. in-service for K-12 staff; 1/2 admin. day for 9-12 staff

**** Holiday for students; optional in-service for staff


                                                                                                    In-service (1.5 days)                                             Assigned by the district

                                                                                                    Optional in-service (3.5 days)                             2 days assigned by school principal

                                                                                                                                                                                    1.5 days earned by individual teacher




Please send questions concerning the 2021-2022 School Calendar Draft to Karlene Webb at WebbK@hcboe.net

We will conduct our 2nd Public Forum Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 5:30 P.M.  Parents are welcome to click on the link below to participate.  Send any questions that you would like to be answered to

Karlene Webb at WebbK@hcboe.net by 4:00 P.M. Tuesday December 15, 2020.  This will not be an interactive forum but all questions submitted will be answered.


Click HERE to join the forum

The following summary will provide an open and transparent review of the positive cases of COVID–19 which are reported in the district.  This summary will be updated daily around 3:00 p.m.  It is important to note the following:

1.         Only confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be reported.  We are inundated with rumors and speculations that individuals have tested positive.  We will only report those we can confirm.

2.       We will only report cases of staff members and students enrolled in Hamblen County Schools.  We will not report cases of family members of either staff or students who have tested positive.

3.         We are required by law to protect the identity of any person testing positive.  We will not release the name of any student or staff member who tests positive.  

4.        We will list the school and grade level for each confirmed case.  This will provide parents with a general summary of the infection.  We will also send home some type of electronic message notifying parents we have experienced some type of exposure within that school.  This school message will not specifically mean your child was exposed.  We will communicate directly with you if we believe   your child was exposed.  

5.       Someone from school or the health department will contact you if your child may have been exposed and you need to remove your   child from school. There is no need to quarantine your child unless you are contacted specifically.  

6.        This count will start on the first day of school which was September 8.

Daily COVID Counts



Alpha Elementary - AE

Fairview-Marguerite - FM

Hillcrest - HC

John Hay - JH

Lincoln Elementary - LE

Manley Elementary - MN

Russellville Elementary - RV

Union Heights - UH

West Elementary - WE

Whitesburg - WB

Witt - WT



East Ridge Middle - ER

Lincoln Middle - LM

Meadowview Middle - MV

Westview Middle - WV


East High School - EH

West High School - WH

Miller Boyd Alternative - MB

New k-12 online message logo
Parent orientation
HCBOE reopening logo


The mission of Hamblen County Department  of Education is to educate students so they can be challenged to

successfully compete in their chosen fields.

Power School-Registration
School Lunch APP
Google classroom logo

K-12 Learning Management System

Graduation Recorded Version
PowerSchool-Parent/Student Portal
2019-2020 School Calendar

Parents and community members please continue to send in questions or concerns you may have regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 so that those topics can be addressed in our daily presentation updates on our website.

Please email questions to WebbK@hcboe.net and place "School/Virus Questions" in the subject line

 Please contact us at 423-586-7700 if you do not possess the ability to view the video, and we will ensure you get the information.  Thanks in advance for your support and understanding.


ESP Program Information 

More information about the Extended School Program

Each child will be screened prior to entering the building by conducting a temperature check.  Students with a temperature will not be allowed to attend.

Click HERE for information regarding free childcare for Essential Workers

Please contact Stacy Gibson at 423-581-3017 or gibsons1@hcboe.net if you need any additional information regarding this program. 

ESP registration