Tennessee Board of Education Visits Career Magnet Academy

Every time we are out recruiting at Knox County middle schools, we open the presentation by explaining why our mascot is the Grey Wolf. Last year’s freshman class chose the Grey Wolf because we consider ourselves the leaders of the pack. We are the first school of our kind in the state of Tennessee, and people are starting to notice! Yesterday we had a number of dignitaries in the building who consider CMA a pilot school of sorts for the state of Tennessee. Our scholars and teachers are trendsetters, and we’re happy to share our vision any time! Thanks to all in attendance (listed alphabetically):

  • Dr. Elizabeth Alves: Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction, Chief Academic Officer, Knox County Schools
  • Patti Bounds: School Board Representative
  • Teri Brahams: Business and Community Services PSCC, Executive Director
  • Harry Brooks: State Representative
  • Gloria Deathridge: School Board Representative
  • Bill Dunn: State Representative
  • Mike Edwards: President/CEO, Knoxville Chamber
  • Sydney Gabrielson: Student Board Representative
  • Sara Heyburn: Tennessee Board of Education, Executive Director
  • Terry Hill: School Board Representative
  • Dr. Jim McIntyre: Superintendent, Knox County Schools
  • Randy McNally: State Representative
  • Dr. Mike North: Campus Dean, PSCC at Strawberry Plains
  • Pat Riddle: Mechanical Engineering & Technology, Program Coordinator

A special shout out to our student ambassadors for welcoming our guests and guiding the tours (from left to right in the first picture below):

  • Taylor Stephens
  • Heidi Brady
  • Alaysia Dyer
  • Dareece Blue
  • Mackenzie Hunley

Read all about the visit in the Knoxville News Sentinel’s article in today’s paper, “State Board’s exec director Sara Heyburn tours Career Magnet Academy” (pictures below are excerpted from the article):

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