Principal

Phone: 865-453-2824

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

2007 Doctorate of Education Educational Administration & Studies East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, Tennessee 2001 Educational Specialist Degree Educational Administration & Supervision Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN, United States 2000 Masters Degree Educational Administration & Supervision Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN, United States 1999 Teaching Certification: Education Norfolk State University - Norfolk, Virginia 1995 Bachelor of Arts: History & Political Science King College - Bristol, Tennessee

Dr. Jayson Nave

My love for Jesus Christ, my wife and family, children, has created a passion for serving Sevier County for the past twenty five years.  I was raised in Sevier County and I have served as a principal, an assistant principal, an athletic director, a teacher, a coach, an educational author, presenter, and consultant.  My service has taken me through primary, elementary, middle, high school, and college levels of teaching and learning, along with helping many schools and districts throughout our nation learn core building blocks for creating outstanding school cultures.  

I graduated from Sevier County High School and went on to earn my Bachelors degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee.  I then furthered my education at Lincoln Memorial University, where I earned my Masters and Educational Specialist degrees, and then at East Tennessee State University, earning my Doctor of Education and Educational Administration.  

My family and I are active members at First Baptist Church, Sevierville.  We serve the Sevier County community through coaching  baseball, basketball, and tennis. I am blessed with a fantastic wife, Julie, who is also a teacher in the Sevier County School System. along with three children Joslin, Jenna, and Jackson who all attend Sevier County Schools and who are active in our community. 

My vision for Sevierville Primary School is to build on the foundations laid, and to grow our school, using common sense, growing teacher leaders, and providing a safe, stable, and clean environment where students and teachers can flourish.  

Assistant Principal

Phone: 865-453-2824

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S. Administration and Supervision LMU M.A. Speech Language Pathology UTK B.S. Communicative Disorders ETSU

Ms. Cindy McCown

Mrs. Cindy McCown is excited to step into an administrative role this year.  She is a lifelong resident of Sevier County and attended Sevierville Primary School as a young girl.
 
Mrs. Cindy has been a Speech Language Pathologist for the past 34 years.  She began her career in 1986 as an SLP at Newport Grammar School in Newport, Tennessee.  In 1995 she transferred to Sevier County.  She has been at SPS for 25 years.  She has had the privilege to work with students in several schools within Sevier County.
 
Mrs. Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and her cocker spaniel, Toby.  They like boating on the lake, camping and going to the beach.
 
She is looking forward to her new position at SPS and having a positive impact on the learning environment of our students at SPS.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 865-453-2824

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a concentration in Hearing Impaired and Elementary Education from The University of Tennessee Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University Educational Specialist Degree with a concentration in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University Doctor in Education with a concentration in Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University

Dr. Tammy Valentine

Dr. Tammy Valentine is excited to begin her year as Assistant Principal at Sevierville Primary School!  It has been her honor to be a part of the Sevierville Primary (SPS) family for the past fourteen years. She looks forward to continuing to build on current relationships with students and families that have been established over the years as we strive for EXCELLENCE HAND IN HAND.
 
It has been and continues to be her privilege of teaching in Sevier County Schools for the past thirty-four (34) years. Her teaching career begin in 1984 as the Hearing Impaired Specialist for hard of hearing and deaf students. In 1991, she moved into a SPED Resource teaching position at Sevierville Intermediate School (SIS) and taught students with a variety of disabilities. After a few years as a resource teacher, she had the opportunity to serve as a SPED Consulting Teacher/LEA Representative for SIS and SPS. She encourages parent engagement as we continue on this journey of learning, our goals are to ensure that the needs of every student at SPS are met.
 
Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family on their family farm, relaxing on the back porch reading, watching our UT VOLS sport teams, and watching sunsets at the beach.
 
She looks forward to this being a great year at Sevierville Primary School as everyone continues on this lifelong journey of learning!  If you need anything, she is always available.  Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 865-453-2824

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Rene' Walker

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Rene' Walker taught there for 6 years before moving to Tennessee. When she moved to Tennessee in the early 1990's, her first teaching job was at Sevierville Primary School where she taught first and second grades for 6 years. She left Sevierville Primary School to become an Assistant Principal at Northview Middle School. She was an Assistant Principal for 10 years and became the Principal two years before Northview Middle transitioned to Northview Intermediate School. She has 22 years in administration and this will be her 34th year in education. She is very excited to be returning to Sevierville Primary School after 22 years! 
 
Dr. Walker is married to her wonderful husband, David, and has three adult children who live in New York City, NY, Charleston,SC and Cookeville, TN with their spouses. She is very proud of each of her children and their spouses. Her greatest joy is her three grandchildren and she spends as much time with them as possible! Dr. Walker loves to read and make jewelry. She collects vintage jewelry of all kinds and is always excited to talk about jewelry. 
 
Dr. Walker believes that all children should be given the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability. Her strong Christian faith plays a big part in her love for all children and her desire to see them succeed. She is excited to be returning to Sevierville Primary and looks forward to meeting friends, old and new.