Superintendent

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)