Mike Crabtree

Assistant Director, Curriculum and Instruction

Mike Crabtree

Mike Crabtree is the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Blount County Schools. In this role, he is responsible for the supervision and implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies for kindergarten thru 12th grade, with a focus on Pre-K. Mr. Crabtree also coordinates the district’s efforts in the areas of federal projects, secondary education, assessment and data, and elementary education. Additionally, he is charged with coordinating the selection, ordering and distribution of textbook materials for all grade bands and subject areas.


Mr. Crabtree leads several special projects for BCS, including: the district’s digital conversion initiative, work-based learning, updating career and technical education programs, curriculum alignment, and teacher leader network development.


He has served more than 20 years in the Blount County School system. His previous roles include:

  • Principal, Carpenters Middle School, 2008-2015;
  • Assistant Principal, Carpenters Middle School, 2001-2008;
  • Assistant Principal, William Blount High School, 1999-2001
  • Assistant Director of Federal Projects, Blount County Schools, 1996-1999
  • Director, Gifted and Academically Talented, Blount County Schools, 1998-1996


Mr. Crabtree holds two degrees and two teaching certifications from Tennessee Technological University:  

  • Specialist in Educational Leadership, 1997
  • Special Education Certification, 1988
  • M.A., Elementary Education, 1987
  • B.S., Secondary Education (Social Sciences), 1986


He provides regular training to local educators and organizations in diverse areas such as: student poverty; boys in crisis; grant writing; and programming for gifted students.  


He is a member of several professional organizations such as: the National Association of Middle Schools; National Association of Secondary School Principals; Tennessee Association of Middle Schools; Tennessee Association for the Gifted Blount County Education Association; Pi Lambda Theta Educational Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society; and the Blount County Principals Association.


Mr. Crabtree has also won numerous academic awards including an award for distinction in science advisory from Maryville College.