Partners In Education Foundation

Our Partners in Education Foundation enables local organizations to connect with schools or programs within Knox County Schools.

The purpose is to enrich and expand the educational opportunities of Knox County students while promoting a deeper understanding of the school system within the community.

Connect

The Partners in Education Foundation enables local organizations to connect with schools or programs within Knox County Schools.

Enrich

Our purpose is to enrich the educational opportunities of Knox County students while promoting a deeper understanding within the community.

Expand

Our goal is to expand relationships between community leaders and educators to create a positive impact on Knox County Schools.

Support

Through fundraising and events we strive to support Knox County Schools and students with high priority needs.

About The Foundation

Our Partners in Education Foundation enables local organizations to connect with schools or programs within Knox County Schools. The purpose is to enrich and expand the educational opportunities of Knox County students while promoting a deeper understanding of the school system within the community.

By establishing personal relationships between community leaders and educators, our goal is to create a spirit of involvement that has a positive impact on Knox County. This involvement helps local schools become places where community members work with students and help prepare them to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Knox County Schools partners with a wide variety of organizations that want to support our 60,000 students, including businesses; civic clubs; government agencies; professional organizations; churches; organizations at colleges and universities; and nonprofits. Knox County Schools gladly welcomes any group of community leaders who want to invest their time, talent and resources in students.

Partners In Education Board Members

Virginia Babb

Virginia Babb has lived in Knoxville for about 25 years. After receiving her MBA...

Jesse Plunkett

Jesse has spent two decades as a marketer and has come to believe in...

Tara Howell-Spikes

Tara Howell-Spikes currently serves as the Principal of Fair Garden Family, and Community Center.

Adam Wilson

Accepted into the Teach/HERE Residency Program, Adam earned his teacher's license and Masters in...

Paul Shands

Paul Shands is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is the owner...

Leslye Hartsell

Leslye Hartsell is the Director, External Relations, Manager, Communications and Community Relations with Knoxville...

Lynsey Wilson

Lynsey Wilson is the Vice President of Investor Experience at the Knoxville Chamber.

Tres Carter

For over 5 years of partnership, Tres and American Fidelity have worked in Knox...

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a marketing professional and has worked in the Healthcare Services industry.

Rhonda Smithson

After working for the offices of U.S. Senator’s Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker for...

Adam Fritts

Adam Fritts serves as a Community School Director with the Knox Education Foundation in...

Community Partners

Knoxville Chamber

The Knoxville Chamber is an economic prosperity organization located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knox County Government

The government of Knox County, Tennessee operates under a home rule format.

Knox County Schools

Knox County Schools is served by more than 8,000 dedicated men and women who...