Superintendent

Dr. Jack A. Parton

Phone: 865-453-4671

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education M.A. Education Ed.S. Administration Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Dr. Jack A. Parton

Dr. Parton earned his B.S. and M.A. in Teaching from East Tennessee State University. In 1991 he received his Ed.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from California Coast University with a Doctor of Education degree in 2000. Dr. Parton began his educational career as a teacher at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in 1979. He was Assistant Principal at that school from 1985-1988, and has served as Superintendent of the Sevier County School System since 1988.

Professional Organization Memberships
• East Tennessee Superintendents' Study Council (ETSSC)
• Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS)
• National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
• Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
• American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Throughout his career, Dr. Parton has served public education in a variety of leadership capacities as well as in city, county, and state government, including the following:
• Member of the Governor's School Safety Working Group (2018)
• Recipient of the AdvancED Tennessee Excellence in Education Award (2018)
• Member of the State Textbook & Instructional Materials Quality Commission (2018-2019)
• Tennessee Coordinated School Health Director of the Year (2017)
• Member of Advisory Board of Sevier County Library (2009-2010)
• Member of ETSU Health Science Partnership Advisory Board (2006-Present)
• President of Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (2004)
• Board of Directors for Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS)
• 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 (1996-2010)
• 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)

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Debra Ann Cline

Phone: 865-453-4671

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Political Science M.S. Elementary Education Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Dr. Debra Ann Cline

Dr. Cline is a graduate of Kodak Elementary School and Sevier County High School. She earned her B.A. in Political Science (1975), M.S. in Elementary Education (1982), and her Ed.S. (1991) degrees from the University of Tennessee. She earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University in 2001. She has served as a teacher, principal, and instructional supervisor with the Sevier County School System prior to her current role as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Professional Organization Memberships
• Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
• Leaning Forward
• International Literacy Association (ILA)
• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
• Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (TASCD)
• National Association Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
• Tennessee Association Secondary School Principals (TASSP)
• American Association of School Administrators (ASSA)
• Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

Throughout her career, Dr. Cline has served public education in a variety of leadership capacities at the local, state, and national level, including the following:
• ESL Advisory Board, East Tennessee State University (2019)
• Carson Newman University Education Advisory Council (2018-Present)
• Lincoln Memorial University Education Advisory Council (2017-Present)
• Member of the Tennessee Department of Education's Formative Instructional Practices Focus Group (2010-2013)
• Recipient of the Celebrate Literacy Award by the Sevier County Reading Association and the International Reading Association (2008)
• Presidential Advisor to TASCD Board of Directors (2007-2017)
• Recipient of the Celebrate Literacy Award of the Tennessee Reading Association (2007-2008)
• Participant in ASCD's Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.. (2005, 2006)
• President of Tennessee Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development (2005-2006)
• Member of the Executive Board of Tennessee Association Supervision and Curriculum Development (2004-2007)
• Member of ASCD's National Leadership Council (2004-2006)
• Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Staff Development Council (2003-2009)
• Recipient of the Juanita Henson Distinguished Service Award (2000)
• Member of Tennessee Academy of School Leaders Board of Control (1998-2000)
• President of Tennessee Supervisors' Association (1998-1999)
• Member of TSA Board of Directors (1996-2002)
• Chair of Tennessee's Supervisors Study Council (1996-1997)
• Recipient of Tennessee's State Supervisor of the Year Award (1995)
• Chairperson of the East Tennessee Supervisors' Study Council (1992-1994)
• Executive Board Member of the Smoky Mountain Reading Council (1990-1992)
• Member of the Career Ladder Dialogue Committee (1988)
• AdvancED and SACS/CASI Quality Assurance Review Chair
• Member of the Tennessee Department of Education's Early Childhood Advisory Committee (1987-1989)

Assistant Superintendent, Finance & Human Resources

Ms. Karen King

Phone: 865-453-4671

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

A.A.S. Electronic Data Processing B.S. Business Administration M.A. Administration Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction

Ms. Karen King

Karen King began her career in November 1975 as a substitute teacher at Sevier County High School. She joined the administrative staff at the Central Office in May 1976. She has served as the Director of Finance for three superintendents and currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Human Resources.

Professional Organization Memberships
• Association of School Business Officials International
• Tennessee Association of School Business Officials
• Tennessee Association of School Personnel Administrators
• Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
• Metropolitan Area School Systems Association

Throughout her career Karen King has earned many certifications and served in a variety of public service and leadership capacities, including the following:
• Certified County Financial Officer Program
• TASPA School Personnel Administrator Certification
• TOSS Leaders and Law/Employment Law Certification
• Certified Public Administrator Certification - University of Tennessee
• ASBO Registered School Business Administrator
• Local Government Leadership Certification - University of Tennessee
• County Officials Certification - University of Tennessee
• Baptist Hospital Board of Directors
• TSBA Instructor on School Finance for School Boards and new Superintendents
• ETSU Medical School Partnership - Sevier County Schools Representative
• Sevier County Schools Credit Union Board of Directors
• TASBO Level III School Business Administrator Certification
• TASBO Board of Directors
• M.A.S.S. President for two terms
• BEP Review Committee for the state of Tennessee
• Sevierville Rotary
• Published by ASBO in October 2014 - "Public School Funding in Tennessee"
• Recipient of the James D. McCullough Distinguished Service Award for the state of Tennessee
• Sevier County Adult Literacy Council
• Tennessee Farm Bureau - Sevierville Board of Directors
• Sevier County United Way Board of Directors

 

Assistant Superintendent, Support Services

Dr. John Enloe

Phone: 865-453-4671

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Dr. John Enloe

Dr. Enloe graduated from Rhodes College in 1972 with a degree in English. He completed his graduate work at the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University where he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In 1974 he began his educational career in Sevier County, teaching at Benson Elementary and Whites Elementary. He became a teaching principal, as well as coach for middle school basketball. In 1990 he became the principal of the county’s first intermediate school in Sevierville. In 1998 he became the Supervisor of Special Education. Dr. Enloe served as Director of Student Services from 2005-2015, and in 2015-2016 was named Assistant Superintendent for Support Services.