Thanks so much for your interest in helping our schools provide for our wonderful students and staff. To see a list of individual school needs, use the nearby buttons.

Elementary School Needs List

Adrian Burnett

Services
Campus beautification (landscaping when new school is finished)
Mentoring (academic or emotional)
Staff wellness activities
Class volunteers

Physical
Staff meals
Food for families at school events
Student incentives (prizes for hard work, attendance, etc.)
Microfiber cloths for cleaning Chromebooks
Staff member of the month incentive

Financial
Staff appreciation funds
Staff wellness funds
New building funds for upcoming needs & celebrations
Class sponsors (adopt-a-teacher or grade level)

Coordinator Name: Carla Kirkpatrick
Coordinator Contact: carla.kirkpatrick@knoxschools.org

Beaumont

Services
Campus beautification
Mentoring for kids
Staff wellness

Physical
Staff Needs
Incentives for staff & students
Playground needs

Financial
Staff appreciation
Food and snacks
Gift cards for staff
Incentive for student behavior support
Food gift cards
Gas cards

Coordinator Name: Elizabeth “Liz” Henry
Coordinator Contact: mary.henry@knoxschools.org

Chilhowee Intermediate

Services
Paint: walls, bathroom, teachers’ lounge
Teachers’ Lounge makeover
Landscape around sign and front entrance
Mural on retaining wall
Parent lessons for financial/Internet
Mentors for students

Physical
Playground (not one at the school)

Financial
Staff events
Family events – food, courses
Gift cards for staff birthday gifts

Coordinator Name: Emily Jellicorse
Coordinator Contact: emily.jellicorse@knoxschools.org / 865.594.1285

Christenberry Elementary

Services
Teacher self-care (massages, manicares, pedicures, etc.)

Physical
Playground repairs, upgrades and maintenance
Maintenance of gardens and courtyards

Financial
Playground repairs and upgrades
Playground maintenance
Funds for teacher incentives & mentor programs
PBIS incentives

Coordinator Name: Paula Brown / Jennifer Ayres
Coordinator Contact: 865.964.6771 / 865.804.5313

Dogwood Elementary

Services
Maintain staff spaces
Courtyard maintenance
Mentorship

Physical
Shade screens for playground
Playground equipment
Musical instruments

Financial
Financial assistance for families and staff (gift cards, grant opportunities)
Job training/assistance

Coordinator Name: Kara Strouse
Coordinator Contact: kara.strouse@knoxschools.org

Maynard Elementary

Physical
Butcher paper on large rolls in a variety of colors
Printer paper- white and a variety of colors
Food and snacks for staff appreciation
Incentives for student behavior support (treasure chest items; sports equipment; pop-its…)
Supplies and rewards for Safety Patrol

Financial
Gift cards for staff appreciation/birthdays
Food gift cards for families
Gas gift cards for families

Coordinator Name: Susan V. Martin
Coordinator Contact: smartin@knoxed.org

Northshore Elementary

Physical
Playground upgrades

Coordinator Name: Ches Betz
Coordinator Contact: ches.betz@knoxschools.org

Pleasant Ridge

Services
People who are willing to adopt-a-classroom
Teacher self-care (meals, snacks, coffee bar, etc.)
Coupons for students, families and staff
Mentor team/new teachers
Student mentors
Volunteers for events
Support for families in need/crisis
Hospitality

Physical
Campus clean-ups
Improve school structure
New addition to the building instead of more portables
School garden
Interior design
School furniture upgrade
Painting murals

Financial
General school funding
Playground repairs and up keep
Supporting PTO
Business partners
Staff refrigerator
Opportunities to receive grants
School spirit wear
Increase teacher spending for classrooms
Behavior incentives
Funding school events, PBIS parties, etc.

Coordinator Name: Jennie Scott
Coordinator Contact: jennie.scott@knoxschools.org / 865.405.3845

Powell Elementary

Services
Cleaning
Painting

Physical
Playground upgrades
Landscaping
Teacher workspace

Financial
Supplies for teachers and students
Teacher incentives
PBIS

Coordinator Name: Robin Cox
Coordinator Contact: robin.cox@knoxschools.org

Ritta Elementary

Services
Deep cleaning
Painting

Physical
Mats for playground
Playground equipment
New welcome mats

Financial
Teacher PD costs
Field trip bus costs
Teacher incentives
PBIS treats for kids
Gift cards for families and teachers

Coordinator Name: David Mowry
Coordinator Contact: david.mowry@knoxschools.org

Sterchi Elementary

Services
Painting classrooms & school furniture
Staining/water proofing picnic tables

Physical
Shade screens for playground
Seating/benches for track

Financial
Financial assistance for positive behavior incentives
Playground equipment
Teacher appreciation items

Coordinator Name: Jason Harris
Coordinator Contact: jason.harris@knoxschools.org / 865.689.1470

Sunnyview Primary

Services
Landscaping
Mentors (reading buddy, lunch buddy)
Provide meals for parent nights

Physical
Playground

Financial
Staff – classroom sponsors, gift cards, incentives
Care kits for new teachers
Students – holidays, food, incentives, gas or grocery store gift cards
Playground ($25,000)

Coordinator Name: Heather Loposser
Coordinator Contact: heather.loposser@knoxschools.org

Secondary School Needs List

Bearden Middle

Services
Tutors (AVID) – morning and during school
Volunteer at sporting events/track & field concessions
General cleaning to support custodians
Breakfasts for bus drivers

Physical
Athletic field repair
Auditorium seating
Outdoor seating/space
Boundary fence

Financial
Student incentives: coupons, quarterly event
Teacher celebration: events, breakfast, coffee
Digital marquee
Student supplies, food bank, backpacks
Bearden student t-shirts
Breakfast for bus drivers
Boundary fence

Coordinator Name: Amanda Edsell
Coordinator Contact: 865.539.7839

Carter Magnet Academy

Services
Staff meals, gifts, etc.

Physical
Classroom painting

Financial
Teacher appreciation

Coordinator Name(s): Matthew Mosley / Christa Rockwell
Coordinator(s) Contact: matthew.mosley@knoxschools.org / christa.rockwell@knoxschools.org

Cedar Bluff Middle

Services
Landscaping
After school club
Pressure washing
Deep clean restrooms
Painting
Interior decorating consultation

Physical
New library furniture
New classroom furniture
Digital sign
Ceiling painted
New bleachers
Cafeteria furniture update
Outdoor carpet
Outdoor basketball backboards and nets

Financial
Personal development funding
Staff incentives
Student needs: clothing, food, hygiene
Award recognition for students and teachers
Field trips

Coordinator Name: Anita Johnson
Coordinator Contact: anita.johnson@knoxschools.org / 865.539.7891

Central High

Services
Tutoring for students
WBL placements

Physical
Library update
Teacher mindfulness room
Picnic tables for outdoor lunches
New auditorium seating

Financial
Funding for teacher personal development
Staff incentives

Coordinator Name: J.D. Lambert
Coordinator Phone: 865.789.1552

Gibbs Middle

Services
Landscaping
Career Day volunteers

Physical
Outdoor classrooms
Work spaces
Digital sign (marquee)
Student incentives
Teacher incentives
Educational technology

Financial
Teacher welfare
Teacher incentive
Awards and recognition
Professional development funds
Educational technology

Coordinator Name: Kayla Montgomery
Coordinator Phone: 865.689.1712

Gibbs High

Services
Qualified tutors to help students before or after school
Landscaping – mulch, rock
Work-based learning partnerships for CTE students

Physical
Recognition boards fr students: AP, ACT 30+, student of the month, valedictorian, etc.
History of Gibbs wall display outside of main office
New cafeteria, commons area
Student tables for science classes
Lockers
Library upgrades – tables, chairs
Interior signage

Financial
Staff incentives & support gifts, food, school gear
Student financial support: food, clothing, supplies, hygiene
Donation for upgrades in classrooms – active boards, TVs, etc.
Staff professional development
Golf cart

Coordinator Name: Jason Webster
Coordinator Phone: 865.235.7237

Gresham Middle

Services
Volunteers for PBIS incentive days
Volunteers for established programs
Volunteers to help clean up outside of building

Physical
Science lab tables
New sign on building
Road sign
Office furniture
New gym

Financial
Money for PBIS rewards
Money for field trips for 8th grade college and career days
Teacher incentives

Coordinator Name: Hayley Hunter
Coordinator Contact: hayley.hunter@knoxschools.org

Farragut High

Services
Landscaping
Work-based learning (internship opportunities)
Painting classrooms

Physical
Main auditorium remodel (seats, paint, AV)
Landscaping
Digital marquee
Capitol for school spirit store
New, flexible classroom furniture
Large, high-top, round table & chairs

Financial
Basic classroom supplies: white boards, markers, pencils, paper
Scholarships for CTE/Tech students
Funds for teacher development, conferences
Staff incentives – food, recognition
Student incentives
Audio system for commons

Coordinator Name: Laicee Hatfield
Coordinator Contact: laicee.hatfield@knoxschools.org

Fulton High

Services
Translators > Azteca
Job shadowing/work-based learning opportunities

Physical
Landscaping

Financial
Incentives for student achievement
Teacher appreciation

Coordinator Name: Ara Rickman
Coordinator Contact: ara.rickman@knoxschools.org

Hardin Valley Academy

Services
Work-based learning placement for students
CTE industry connections
Job shadowing

Physical
New library furniture
Additional classroom spaces
Portables
Landscaping
Painting facility

Financial
Personal development funding
Staff incentives
Student needs: clothing, food, hygiene supplies

Coordinator Name: Rob Speas / Katie Smoak
Coordinator Contact: rob.speas@knoxschools.org / 865.405.5679

Holston Middle

Services
Assistance with campus beautification
Career day volunteers

Physical
Recoat or upgrade gym floor
Digital marquee

Financial
Recoat or upgrade gym floor
Awards and recognition
Digital marquee

Coordinator Name: Kathryn Lutton
Coordinator Contact: 865.594.1300

Karns Middle

Services
CTE opportunity for students (guest speakers, virtual field trips, career fair)
Fundraising assistance with “turn around” breakfast

Physical
Update message boards
Cafeteria update (furniture)
Flexible seating options for classrooms
Update gym classroom supplies
Classroom door signage
Industrial style picnic tables

Financial
Personal development for department head instruction training
Tutors (AVID)
Post-secondary field trips
Rubric training for staff
Staff gear as gifts
Instructional technology

Coordinator Name: Brittany Newcomb
Coordinator Contact: brittany.whitenewcomb@knoxschools.org

Karns High

Services
Internet service at fields
Community partnerships for CTE classes
ACT prep
Tutors
Painting classrooms

Physical
Technology (computers, projectors, etc.)
Painting
New signs
Pressure washing
Landscaping
Digital marquee
Sound system for cafeteria, commons, etc.

Financial
Classroom supplies
Personal development for teachers
Staff incentives
Student incentives
School spirit gear
Tutoring
ACT prep materials

Coordinator Name: Chad Turner
Coordinator Contact: chad.turner@knoxschools.org / 865.680.2019

L&N Stem Academy

Services
Landscaping
Pressure washing
Work-based learning placements
Internships
Job shadowing for students
Guest speakers in business for students

Physical
Teacher workrooms updated
Signage on outside of buildings
Seating for commons

Financial
Teacher incentives
Student incentives
Student needs: clothing, food, etc.

Coordinator Name: Tim Powell
Coordinator Contact: 865.599.0703

Northwest Middle

Services
Tutoring programs
Volunteers for various events
Clean building/small maintenance projects
Mentoring programs for students
Career field trip opportunities
Career day volunteers

Physical
Hand blowers for restrooms
Staff bathrooms
Marquee/signage
Groundskeeping
Painting projects
Backpacks for students
Outdoor classrooms

Financial
Funds for teachers: lunch/breakfast, snacks, supplies, t-shirts, appreciation
Sports uniforms
Incentives for student achievement
Fundraising help
Money for field trip transportation

Coordinator Name: Kristen Schoerner / Jack Owen
Coordinator Contact: kristen.schoerner@knoxschools.org / jack.owen@knoxschools.org / 865.607.5882

Dr. P.K. Volunteer Acad.

Services
Volunteers
Internships/part-time jobs placement
TN Achieves mentors

Physical
New signage
Parking issues
“No Parking” signs
Cafeteria supplies
ADA compliance (utilize 2nd & 3rd floors once CTE leaves)

Financial
Student “fee fund”
Graduation supply fund
Staff incentives

Coordinator Name: Davis Bodie
Coordinator Contact: davis.bodie@knoxschools.org / 865.207.5713

Powell High

Physical
New sign for new addition
Awards of recognition
New curtains for auditorium
Landscaping
Teacher supplies

Financial
Awards of recognition
Money for staff incentives

Coordinator Name: Mr. Amos Whitehead
Coordinator Contact: amos.whitehead@knoxschools.org / 865.254.8460

South Doyle High

Financial
Staff incentives

Coordinator Name: Carolyn Walker
Coordinator Contact:

South Doyle Middle

Services
Adopt-a-restroom (promote positive social & emotional spruce up)
Guest speakers for career, social and emotional
Internships for 8th grade students
Landscaping

Physical
Sound panels for cafeteria wals
Digital signage & window clings (safety)
Turf fields
Promotional banners
School-wide TV system (student broadcasting)
Entrance archway for campus

Financial
Donations for supplies, incentives, t-shirts

Coordinator Name: Rocky Riley / Shelley Walker
Coordinator Contact: rocky.riley@knoxschools.org 865.300.1999 / shelley.walker@knoxschools.org 865.310.3197

Vine Middle

Services
School beautification
After school club/community school support
Career fair volunteers

Physical
School supplies
Incentives for teachers
Teacher meals
Marquee for school
Teacher welfare & recognitions
Awards
Personal development funds for staff

Financial
Teacher welfare & recognitions
Awards
Personal development funds for staff
Teacher meals

Coordinator Name: Clarence Swearengen
Coordinator Contact: 865.382.7886

Whittle Springs Middle

Services
Tutors
Mentors
Adopt-a-flower bed for upkeep throughout the year

Physical
Landscaping
Teacher workroom makeover
Additional tables for students/teachers to eat outside
Pressure wash sidewalks
New sound system in auditorium

Financial
Meals for teachers
Incentives for students
Teacher grants to spend on supplies for their classrooms

Coordinator Name: Daniel Champion
Coordinator Contact: 865.594.4474