Superintendent

Dr. Jack A. Parton
In September of 1988, Dr. Jack A. Parton was elected Superintendent of the Sevier County School System. In 2000, he was appointed by the Sevier County Board of Education as Director of Schools. Prior to serving as Superintendent, Dr. Parton served as both a teacher and assistant principal in the Sevier County School System and as the Mayor of Gatlinburg. Dr. Parton currently oversees over 14,000 students and more than 2,000 professional, paraprofessional, and auxiliary staff.

Dr. Parton holds several educational degrees to include a Doctor of Education (Ed.D), a Specialist in Education (Ed.S), a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.S.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). He is currently a member of the East Tennessee Superintendents' Study Council (ETSSC), the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Throughout his career, Dr. Parton has served public education as well as city, county, and state government through a variety of leadership roles, including the following:
  • Member of ETSU Health Science Partnership Advisory Board (2006-2007)
  • President of Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (2004)
  • Chairman of State Certification Commission (1997-1999)
  • Member of Board of Directors of Leadership Sevier (1997-1999)
  • Member of Board of Directors of ETSU National Alumni Association (1996-2001)
  • Member of Tennessee Building Codes and Appeals Committee (1996-1999)
  • Member of Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Sevier County (1995-1999)
  • Member of Board of Directors of the Dollywood Foundation (1988-2001)
  • Vice Mayor of the City of Gatlinburg (1986)
  • Mayor of the City of Gatlinburg (1985)
  • Commissioner of the City of Gatlinburg (1985-1987)