Director's Message


Director Rob Britt
  Hello and welcome to Blount County Schools! As we begin the district’s 150th year of education, it’s amazing to see just how far we’ve come. While we have experienced a myriad of changes and improvements throughout the years, our mission, “to maximize the academic potential of every child in a safe and personalized environment” has remained steadfast. As a result, we consistently graduate students who are college and career ready—prepared to meet 21st Century workplace challenges.

With nearly 11,000 students, 1,600 employees, and 21 schools, our 2016/17 priorities have been met with vigorous support from the BCS Board of Education, as well as our own faculty and staff. Our current priorities include:
  • Foundational literacy and numeracy for all students;
  • Building academic capacity to challenge all students;
  • A personalized learning experience for all students;
  • Renewed and strengthened infrastructure within the community and our facilities;
  • Building a bridge to post-secondary education and high quality careers; and,
  • Continued support for our educators.
In tandem with our priorities, BCS continuously strives to improve the student learning experience and environment through four specific strategies:
  1. Personalized learning in all core areas;
  2. Strengthened experience thru digital conversion;
  3. Adoption of  a “culture of caring”; and,
  4. Improved school climates and environments.
These are no small feats but through parent-teacher-administrator teamwork, we can build strong, effective relationships that ensure excellence for ALL of our students.

Respectfully,
Rob Britt
Director of Schools

Phone: 865-984-1212
Fax: 965-980-1002