McIntyre Wants Years Added to Contract

The contract discussion scheduled for Monday night (Nov. 30) isn’t about whether Dr. McIntyre should be removed as Director of Knox County Schools (though it has been suggested many, many times over the past eight years.) Instead, it is about taking the contract he already has, which goes through 2017, and EXTENDING it ANOTHER TWO YEARS, through 2019.

No, you aren’t seeing things. He and five Board members seem to believe that after vehemently defending a principal’s “autonomy” to non-renew teachers with no notice at all, and for no reason at all, they should give the Director of Schools an all-expense-paid ticket, to do whatever he likes, for at least four MORE years.

Mike Donila gives a summary of each Board member’s evaluation HERE; but, it is important to read the full text to get a clear picture of how they are thinking (or not thinking, as some show). Each eval. is linked in the article, as well as below.

Community members and constituents must  become aware of which Board members are considering the objectives laid out for the superintendent, and which are just copy/pasting text from his self-evaluation – which also creates a sad commentary on their own ability and/or concern for the position to which they have been elected. Sadly, many are showing that they either have a complete lack of concern for the position they were elected to fill, or they are simply following someone else’s instructions. 

If you are unsure of your voting district, put your address into the tool at KGIS and it will list everything you ever wanted to know:



Gloria Deathridge, District 1
(865) 329-9949

(Austin-East Magnet HS, Beaumont Magnet Elem, Chilhowee Int, Fair Garden Family Com Center, Ft. Sanders Ed Dev Center, Green Magnet Elem, Holston MS, L&N STEM Academy, Lonsdale Elem, Maynard Elem, Sam E. Hill Com Center, Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Elem, Spring Hill Elem, Vine Magnet MS, West View Elem)

2015 Evaluation by Deathridge

Tracie Sanger
, District 2

(865) 405-4449

1st Term: Nov 2014 – Aug 2016

(Adult HS, Belle Morris Elem, Central HS, Christenberry Elem, Fountain City Elem, Fulton HS, Gresham MS, Inskip Elem, Kelley Volunteer Academy, Richard Yoakley, Shannondale Elem, Sterchi Elem, Whittle Springs MS)

2015 Evaluation by Sanger

Doug Harris, 
District 3

(865) 498-3166

1st  Term:  Sept 2012- Aug 2016

(Bearden HS, Bearden MS, Cedar Bluff Elem, Cedar Bluff MS, Ridgedale School, West Haven Elem)

2015 Evaluation by Harris

Lynn Fugate, 
District 4


1st  Term: Sept 2010-Aug 2014
2nd  Term: Sept 2014-Aug 2018

(Bearden Elem, Knoxville Adaptive Ed  Center, Northshore Elem, Pond Gap Elem, Rocky Hill Elem, Sequoyah Elem, West HS, West Hills Elem)

2015 Evaluation by Fugate

Karen Carson, 
District 5

(H) 675-0236, (F) 966-1675

1st Term: Sept 2004 – Aug 2008
2nd Term: Sept 2008 – Aug 2012
3rd Term: Sept 2012 – Aug 2016

(A.L. Lotts Elem, Blue Grass Elem, Farragut HS, Farragut Int, Farragut MS, Farragut Primary, West Valley MS)

2015 Evaluation by Carson


Terry Hill, District 6
(865) 254-5884

1st Term: Sept 2014 – Aug 2018

(Amherst Elem, Ball Camp Elem, Byington-Solway Technology Center, Hardin Valley Elem, Hardin Valley Academy, Karns Elem, Karns HS, Karns MS, Northwest MS, Norwood Elem, Pleasant Ridge Elem)

2015 Evaluation by Hill

Patti Bounds, 
District 7

(865) 406-8623

913 N. Meadows Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37938

1st  Term: Sept 2014 – Aug 2018

(Adrian Burnett Elem, Brickey-McCloud Elem, Copper Ridge Elem, Halls Elem, Halls HS, Halls MS, North Knox Vocational Center, Powell Elem, Powell HS, Powell MS)

2015 Evaluation by Bounds


Mike McMillan, District 8
(865) 933-0300

1st Term: Sept 2010 – Aug 2012
2nd Term: Sept 2012 – Aug 2016

(Career Magnet Academy , Carter Elem, Carter HS,Carter MS, Corryton Elem, East Knox Elem, Gibbs Elem, Gibbs HS, Ritta Elementary, Sunnyview Primary)

2015 Evaluation by McMillan


Amber Rountree, District 9
(865) 712-6005

1st  Term: Sept 2014 – Aug 2018

(Bonny Kate Elem, Dogwood Elem, Gap Creek Elem, Mooreland Heights Elem, Mount Olive Elem, New Hopewell Elem, South-Doyle HS, South-Doyle MS, South Knoxville Elem)

2015 Evaluation by Rountree

For coverage of some of the recent Board fiascos, please see the articles below:


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