Angie Arp Kyle
History: She has worked in the Monroe County School System for 15 years,
previously teaching at Madisonville Intermediate School and also
serving as assistant principal there.
is an honor and privilege to call Madisonville Primary home," she
said. "I look forward to getting to know the students and
parents at MPS and supporting the academically rich tradition that
was set before me."
Goals: "Our goals are to continue to increase reading and math
proficiency through the implementation of the Common Core. My
greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate
a school environmentally supportive of students, teachers and parents
and the continued mission of motivating students to reach their
highest potential academically, socially and culturally."
History: She has taught science at Madisonville Middle School for the
past 11 years and coached volleyball at Sequoyah High from 2003-2006.
really looking forward to working with Mrs. Kyle and the teachers
there," she said. "My children are in school at Madisonville
Primary. They have wonderful teachers and I'm really excited
to work there."
Goals: "I just want to continue the success that the school has
already had and build on the things that Mr. Hester already had in
place there. We want to make it a positive place for our students. We
want our students to start their education in a positive way so they
associate good things with schools."
History: She has spent most of her educational career at Madisonville
Intermediate School, first working with federal programs and then
full-time in the classroom, where she has been for approximately 10
door is always open," she said. "I will try to do anything and
everything that I can to help them and address their concerns as much
as possible. I love our school. I have a lot of school pride. I've
been there pretty much since I started my career. MIS is home. It’s
Goals: "I hope we continue to collaborate and work together so that
the school can continue to be just as amazing as it always is. I just
want to be in a supportive role for both students and teachers, so
that we can all perform academically, and in every aspect be the best
that we can be."
History: A former administrator in Polk County and Athens City schools,
he is returning to where he began his career. Pickel was a teacher at
Sequoyah High School in 1995-1996.
started my career in Monroe County and I always wanted to be able to
come back and serve the community," he said. "I'll always have
an open door and will really welcome parents and extended family
to come in and see what's happening at Vonore Elementary."
Goals: "I hope to maintain the integrity of the school. I want to
continue to provide a wonderful education for the children in the
Vonore area and lead by example, striving to enrich academics and
meet the challenges of today's state standards and rigor in
Elementary and Vonore
History: Experience includes time as an elementary/middle school teacher,
a middle school counselor, a Central Office supervisor and an
elementary school principal. She worked in the Knox County schools
for the past few years.
looking forward to meeting the students and watching them learn
and grow academically," she said.
Goals: "To support the teachers at Vonore Elementary School and Vonore
Middle School so they can focus their time and attention on our
students that the schools can continue to move students forward
academically, and that our students will look back fondly on the time
they spent here and recognize and appreciate the hard work and
dedication of their teachers. It would be fun to have some activities
planned for students at both schools to participate in as a
History: He has been at Sequoyah High School for 12 years, working as a
history teacher for 10 years and then as the Freshman Academy
Principal for the last two years.
been at Sequoyah so long that everyone knows me," he said. "We
have a great school, a great faculty and an excellent student body. I
want to continue that tradition that we're building."
Goals: "I hope that we will have an academically high-achieving school and
that we will continue to prepare our students for college or the
work force, and I hope that we have a fun place to go to school and a
fun place to work for everyone who has to be here every day."
History: She taught English and journalism at Sequoyah for eight years, also
serving as a part-time assistant principal last year. This year, she
will assume duties as a full-time assistant principal.
has always been my home. I really enjoy being here," she said.
Goals: "We will continue to strive to do our best to get students prepared
for may lie ahead of them. I'm very proud to be a Chief."
Half-Day Assistant Principal
History: This is his 15th year in the Monroe County School System. The first
half of the day, he will teach history and government. The second
half of the day, he will do assistant principal duties.
background: Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of
Tennessee ((UT), Masters degree in Secondary Education from the UT,
Ed.S degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech.
has a terrific staff of dedicated educators and large number of
excellent students to work with," he said.
Academy Principal & Athletic Director
History: He previously taught at Sequoyah for four years, serving as an
assistant football and boy's basketball coach and coaching girl's
really love it here at Sequoyah," he said. "It feels like home."
Goals: "I'm real sports-minded and love being around them. I would love
to see us reach the levels of the Maryvilles and Alcoas
athletically. I also hope we keep climbing that latter, both
academically and athletically. We're a pretty strong school.
We're excited for our students to be here; we're here for them.
We'll work every day to ensure they're successful."
History: He taught at Madisonville Middle School from 1987- 1995, and at
Sequoyah from 1995-1998. In 1998, he became principal of Sweetwater
High School. The following year, he served as the assistant principal
at McMinn County before returning to Sequoyah to teach in 2000. From
2001-2013, he was principal at Sequoyah.
job now is that I take care of all three high schools," he said.
Goals: "To make sure each of the students at our three high schools
can meet their graduation requirements, continuing to increase
graduation rates in the county and ensuring that all students have an
opportunity to get their high school diploma and be prepared for
the next chapter."
County School System
History: He worked as a guidance counselor at Madisonville Middle School for
six years, before becoming a school psychologist with the McMinn
County School System for the past 10 years.
excited about the opportunity God has provided for me to work with
students, families and school staffs in Monroe County again," he
Goals: "To be able to say at the end of every day, 'I really did the
very best job I could and I helped Monroe County Schools make a
positive difference in at least one person's life today.' Anything you'd like to say to parent/students? Every day we live is
a life-changing day. I hope we can all keep in mind that the things
we do on a day-to-day basis (as students, parents, teachers, leaders) are important and have the potential to change lives. We should
strive to make sure that the things we do, the words we say, the
decisions we make, and the way we react to situations are all leading
to positive changes in our lives and the lives of those around us. I
hope that we can continue to improve the quality of services we
provide to our students with disabilities in Monroe County because
they deserve it."
compiled by Jessica Cross. Majority
of photos by Michael Thomason.