Principal's Corner

Dear Clinch Students, Families and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! My name is Denise McKee and I am very excited for this school year. My first teaching job in Hawkins County was at Clinch School in 1999 as the 8-12 History teacher. After 10 years at Clinch, I left to become the Assistant Principal at Pathways Alternative School (6-12) for the next 3 years. From there, I became the Assistant Principal at Church Hill Intermediate School for 5th and 6th grade. In 2015, I became the Principal at Carter’s Valley Elementary, which serves grades K-4. My experiences with grades K-12 have given me the tools and skills to lead a K-12 curriculum that will prepare your student for college and/or career readiness. I feel so honored to be able to come back “home” to Clinch. I look forward to building positive relationships with the community and families of Clinch School. I encourage you to be an active participant in your student’s education.


Phone- 423-272-3202


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