Director, Blount County Schools
Rob Britt has served as the Blount County Director of Schools since 2009, working in education for more than 29 years. Prior to his appointment, he served as principal of Carpenters Middle School, and assistant principal of William Blount High School. The director began his career as a choral teacher and coach.
Mr. Britt earned his Bachelor’s degree in music education from Shenandoah University and holds two master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University, respectively.
In 2015, he was named Tennessee Superintendent of the Year, East region. Under Mr. Britt’s leadership, the district has received local, state, and national accolades, including:
- Blount County Schools (BCS) being named an “Exemplary System” by the Tennessee Department of Education in 2012;
- Appointment to The College Board AP Honor Roll for two consecutive years;
- State and national award recipient for Excellence in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs; and
- Three consecutive years on the Tennessee Department of Education’s reward list.
Mr. Britt has also been integral in developing recognition programs for teachers and staff, as well as the creation of teacher, parent and student advisory councils, and an Aspiring Administrators Academy (AAA).
Additionally, he has been key in forging partnerships with local secondary educational institutions such as the University of Tennessee, Maryville College, Pellissippi State Community College, and Roane State Community College, as well as local Workforce Development Centers.
Outside of his duties as BCS director, Mr. Britt is president of the East Tennessee Superintendent’s Study Council; a member of the United Way Board of Directors; the minister of music at New Providence Presbyterian Church; and a member of the Tennessee Transformational Leadership Council.
He and his wife Liz, have three children: Robbie, Rachel and Reece.