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Jason Bell Name:
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Mr. Jason Bell
Administration
Principal
423-299-0078
  • CSCC, Lee University, LMU
  • B.A. in Secondary English
  • Master and EdS in Administration

 

Ron German Name:
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Mr. Ron German
Administration
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423-299-0078
  • B.S.- MTSU
  • Masters in Education- UTC
  • +30- Cumberland
 

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Theresa Martin
Office Staff
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Revonda Howard
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Mrs.Rachel Lowe
Counseling
Counselor (Senior Class)

423-299-0079

  • B.S.-Human Development and Business, Lee University
  • Masters in School Counseling, Lee University 2011
Rachel Lowe was raised in Douglas, Georgia and moved to Cleveland, Tennessee in 2001 to pursue her undergraduate degree at Lee University. She has been married to her husband, Adam Lowe, for seven years and has two children, Blaine who is 5 years old, and Avri who is 2 years old. Mrs. Lowe and her husband and College and Career Pastors and Mt. Olive Church of God in Cleveland. Rachel was a collegiate soccer player for Lee University and still loves to participate in athletic events.

 


Nathan Biggs

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Mr. Nathan Biggs
English
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   423-299-0078
nbiggs @ polkcountyschools.com

Middle School Boys Basketball Coach

  • Bachelor's of Science- TN Wesleyan College 2009

Mr. Biggs graduated from Polk County High School in 2003. His biggest hobbies are hiking, kayaking, and reading fiction.

Julie Faulkner

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Mrs.Julie Faulkner
English
  • Junior English Teacher
  • English Department Chairperson
  • Yearbook and Newspaper Advisor
      423-299-0078
  • B.S. Secondary Education English- TN Tech
  • M.A. English- TN Tech
  • Ed. S. Instructional Leadership- TN TechM
Mrs. Faulkner is a native of Polk County and a 1999 graduate of Polk County High School. Mrs. Faulkner is in her seventh year of teaching in grades seven thru twelve, including regular education, inclusion, and honors. Mrs. Faulkner also has seven years of experience teaching college composition and world literature. She has been married to her husband, Derek, for five years. They attend Clingan Ridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Faulkner has also served on the state of Tennessee Textbook Adoption Committee, has acted as a consultant for the AP Literature Audit, and has scored essays for both the AP Literature assessment as well as the state of Tennessee writing assessment. Mrs. Faulkner has several published scholarly articles in various journals including The Tennessee English Journal and The English Journal, published by the NCTE. Mrs. Faulkner believes that all students have the ability to excel, and she strives to provide and environment where her students can gain confidence and achieve success.

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Mr. John Mackersie
English
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Biography goes here if applicaple

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Mrs. Barbara McReynolds
English
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Rebecca Tatum

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Rebecca Tatum
English & Spanish 1
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423-299-0078
National Beta Club
B.S Secondary Education English- TWC M.A. English- Walden University

Mrs. Tatum is a regular and honors English teacher. She has taught grades nine through twelve. She also teaches Spanish to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. She is fluent in Spanish, having worked as a translator for ten years in Mexico and the U.S. She enjoys taking Beta Club members to State Convention and visiting historical sites. She was chosen one of five teachers from 1000 applicants across the U.S. to participate in the Holocaust Symposium in Chicago. She represented TWC's Alpha Chi Honorary Society at the National Convention in Washington, D.C. She is a member of Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society in Education and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. She received the Sherry B. Godsey Outstanding Work in Education Award and the James Wilson Bright Poetry Writing Award. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is married to Don Tatum and has three children: Donielle, Caleb, and Andrea Tatum. 
Amy Adams

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Mrs.Amy Adams
World Languages
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 423-299-0078
aadams @ polkcountyschools.com

Spanish Club

 

  • B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages from Lee University

Mrs. Adams has a husband and two children. She is a proud owner of a Great Dane/ boxer mix dog. She is from below the Mason-Dixon line.

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Mrs.Marissa West
Foreign Language
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   423-299-0078

Pep Club/Spanish Club/Debate Team

 

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Mr. Randy Ball
 Librarian
                       

423-299-0078

rball @ polkcountyschools.com

  • B.S.- TN Wesleyan 1989
  • M.S.- Tusculum 1997
  • EDS- TN Tech 2008

Randy married his lovely wife Angie  in 1991. Mr. Ball likes to brag that his handicap in golf is only 197. Mr. Ball hopes to one day move from the mathematics department to the library.

                       


                        
                       
                        
                       
 

Ann Rogers

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Miss Ann Rogers
Math
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annrogers @ polkcountyschools.com

National Honor Society Advisor, LEAPS scrapbooking class

  • Polk County High School
  • B.S.- Faulkner University
  • M. Ed.- University Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Ed. S. Tennessee Technological University

Ms. Rogers has been teaching at Polk County High School since 2001. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, cooking, and spending time with her family.


                        
                       
                        
                       
 

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Mr. Nathan Sterwerf
Math
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Mr. Dennis Baker
Music
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Derrick Davis

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Coach Derrick Davis
Wellness/ Driver Education
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    423-299-0078
ddavis @ polkcountyschools.com

Wildcats Head Football Coach

  • University of Tennessee B.S. and M.S.
Derrick is a native of Polk County and graduated from Polk County High School in 1990. He earned his Masters Degree in Education from the Univeristy of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1995. Derrick taught and coached at Morristown East High School for 5 years before returning to Polk County High School in 2000. He has been married to his wife, Wendy, for nearly thirteen years, and has two daughters, Bayleigh, a 4th grader, and Pressley,in kindergarten. They live in Linsdale and attend Old Salem Baptist Church.

Rusty Brewer

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Coach Russell "Rusty" Brewer
Drivers Education/ Wellness

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423-338-4501
rcbrewer @ polkcountyschools.com

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Assistant Football Coach

  • BA- Carson Newman College, Masters in Education- State University of Western Georgia
  • EDS- Tennessee Tech

Rusty is a native of Polk County, he graduated from Polk County High School in 1995. In 2000, he began a four year teaching/coaching stint at Temple Middle/High School in Temple, Georgia. Coach Brewer returned to Tennessee in 2004, and taught at Bradley Central in the fall of 2004. He began teaching/coaching at Southeast Whitfield in Dalton, Georgia in January of 2005. Coach Brewer returned to Polk County High School in 2007 as head basketball coach and Drivers Education teacher. He has been married to his wife, Rachel (McClary) Brewer, for over six years. They have three children, two daughters, Callie (4) and Camden (3 months), as well as one son, Cade (2).

Johnny Hayes

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Mr. Johnny Hayes
Physical Education, Wellness
Physical Education and Wellness Teacher,
423-338-4514


Boys Basketball, Girls SoftballAssistant Boys basketball Coach, Head Softball Coach

  • B.A.- Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado
Coach Hayes attended South Polk Elementary School and later graduated from Polk County High School in 2002. He then went to Colorado after high school and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
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Mrs.Anita Adkins
Science
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Travis Carroll

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Mr. Travis Carroll
Science
Biology Teacher

423-338-4514

tcarroll @ polkcountyschools.com

Cross Country Coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Bachelors- TN Wesleyan, Masters and EdS in Instructional Leadership- TN Tech

Travis was born and raised in Polk County, Tennessee. He graduated from Polk County High School in 1998. He then attended Cleveland State and transferred to Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee.  Travis majored in Education 6-12 with an emphasis in biology. He graduated from TWC in 2003 and began teaching at Chilhowee Middle School. He taught there and then transferred to Polk County High School. Travis married his wife, Megan, on December 17, 2005. He is the FCA sponsor and has been the boys cross country coach for 6 years.


 

 


 

 

                         

 

Barry Jenkins

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Mr. Barry Jenkins
Social Studies
AP U.S. History Teacher, World Geography Teacher

History Club

  • UTC-Bachelor
  • TTU-Master
  • TTU-Ed.S
Mr. Jenkins was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. He enjoys exercising at the YMCA of Cleveland and also enjoys attending weightlifting contests.

 

                       

                        
                       
                       
 

                        
                       
                        
                       
 
Rhonda Arms

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Mrs.Rhonda Arms
Special Education
English I,II,III,III-Teacher
423-299-0085

rarms @ polkcountyschools.com

Co-Chair PCHS Prom committee

  • Lee University-Cleveland, Tennessee
Rhonda and her husband Sam live in Ocoee. They have one daughter Sarah. Sam is a retired locomotive engineer.

Beverly Ellis Name:
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Mrs.Beverly Ellis
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Mrs.Jennifer Moats
Special Education
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Dewey Esquinance

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Mr. Dewey Esquinance
IT
Teacher and Network Administrator

423-299-0080
dewey @ teacherspet.com

Dew Crew, Future Business Leaders of America, Technology Student Association, Skills USA, Screen-printing, Computer Club

  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
  • Tusculum College, Morristown, TN
  • Utah State University, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN
  • Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA
  • Prosoft Learning
  • Novell
  • Ed.S. - Tennessee Technological University 2008
  • M.A. - Education - Tusculum College 1997
  • B.S. - Mathematics - Tennessee Wesleyan College 1990
  • A.S. - General - Cleveland State Community College 1988

Dewey is married to Lita, with 1 child and 4 grandchildren. He is also an avid paintball player. He holds the position of PCHS Building Technology Coordinator.

Le-An Thomason

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Mrs.Le-An Thomason
Technology
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423-299-0078

lthomason @ polkcountyschools.com

Future Business Leaders of America

  • B.S. in Organizational Management- Covenant College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching- Lee University
  • Educational Specialist- Tennessee Tech.
Le-An is a native of Polk County and lives in Linsdale. She is married to Roy Thomason and has three boys, Derrick, a ninth grader, Jesse, a fifth grader, and Cooper, who is in daycare. They attend Cog Hill Baptist Church in Etowah, where Le-An serves as pianist and youth leader. She is an assistant volleyball coach at Polk County High School and Chilhowee Middle School. She is also a proud supporter of Wildcat athletics.

Adam Stone

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Mr. Adam Stone
Technology
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423-299-0078

jastone1020 @ yahoo.com

Football Coach, Technology Student Association

  • EdS Degree- Tennessee Tech.
  • B.S.- Lee University
  • Masters Degree- Tennessee Tech.
Adam is a native of Polk County and a 2000 graduate of PCHS. He earned a B.S. Degree at Lee University in 2005. He then earned an M.S. in Instructional Leadership for TN Tech as well as an Ed.S. He taught at Chilhowee Middle school for four years. He married his wife, Jessica, on May 29, 2009. They don't ahve children yet. He enjoys playing golf and watching football.
Sandy Benson

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Mrs.Sandy Benson
Health Sciencel
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 423-299-0078
sbenson @ polkcountyschools.com

HOSA Advisor, LEAPS After School Book Club

  • 1976- Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Charlotte
  • 1994- M.S. in Technological and Adult Education from UT Knoxville
Mrs. Benson has been married for 33 years. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Benson served in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps from 1977 to 1981.

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Mr. Jeff Burchfiel
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Mr. Bobby Stone
Vocational
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Curtis Trew

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Dr. Curtis Trew PhD
Vocational
Agriculture Teacher
423-299-0078

Future Farmers of America Sponsor

  • PhD from University of Tennessee Knoxville
 

Renee Webb

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Mrs.Renee C. Webb
Family and Consumer Sciences
FACS Instructor
423-299-0078
rwebb @ polkcountyschools.com

FCCLA

  • B.S.- UTK
  • M.S.- UTK
Mrs. Webb graduated from Polk County High School and she is very proud of that. She received a B.S. in Home Economics Education from UTK and a M.S. in Home Economics Education as well from UTK. She lives in Delano with her husband, who owns Johnson's in Etowah. Their daughter, Candace, is a student at UTK and studying Early Childhood Education. They are active members of Wetmore Baptist Church and avid University of Tennessee football and men's basketball fans. The family loves the beach and traveling to Manhattan! In addition, Mrs. Webb enjoys walking and a good movie or a good play.