By Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools
We are fortunate to have teachers in our organization who work enthusiastically to make learning engaging and exciting for our students in the Knox County Schools.
We recently concluded Thank A Teacher Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2015), a time set aside in the Knox County Schools to thank our valued teachers for what they do every day and the enormous difference they make in the lives of children. We are seeing the fruits of our labor in terms of increased student learning and success! Just recently, ACT results were released and the composite score for Knox County Schools students improved from 20.4 in 2014 to 20.7 in 2015. Additionally, our school system was recently recognized by the State of Tennessee as an Exemplary School District, the first large urban school district to ever earn this honor. We could not enjoy this success without our teachers and their collective talents, passions, and persistence toward excellence. Read more →