2014 Leadership Academy

by Accolades Staff
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Now in its fifth year, the Leadership Academy, a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools, prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.

The academy, part of the Center for Educational Leadership, is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The fellows spend four days a week working in schools with experienced mentor principals. The fifth day is spent in coursework and seminars with professors and expert practitioner partners.

To complete the program, students participate in a project that integrates their learning across the many curricular areas of the academy. Projects include an electronic portfolio documenting the student’s proficiency in school leadership and a public presentation about the fifteen-month experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will be awarded a master’s or education specialist degree.

The 2014–2015 class includes:

  • James Allen, West High School
  • Jekia Allen, A. L. Lotts Elementary School
  • Becky Williams Barnes, West Haven Elementary School
  • Zachary Best, Powell Middle School
  • Christopher Deal, Hardin Valley Elementary School
  • Lori Johnson, West Haven Elementary School
  • Tenisha Marchbanks, Bearden Middle School
  • Angela Messer, Carter High School
  • Stephanie Prince, Brickey- McCloud Elementary School
  • Michelle Wolfenbarger, Ritta Elementary School

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