A Note from the Principal

  •    On behalf of the entire PFI team, I would like to welcome you to our brand-new school community. Our goal is to work hard each day to ensure every student is empowered for success. Our team will make it a priority to provide the highest quality education for each and every student. I am confident that tremendous things will happen inside of these walls because of the relationships waiting to be formed. We want and encourage full parent involvement. By working together, PFI will accomplish big things. 

         This is a unique opportunity to be on the forefront of establishing an amazing school culture. For those of you who may not know me, I started my career right here in Pigeon Forge over 27 years ago. This community is part of my identity and I appreciate the opportunity to be coming home. My vision is simple…to never make excuses and to create a powerful and positive learning environment where happy students thrive. I’m student-centered and will make it my mission to empower students to succeed both academically and personally. 

         As we move toward creating a school culture of excellence, our commitment will be to ENGAGE, ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER every single person who enters our doors. We want PFI to become a hub for the Pigeon Forge community and a learning facility where all parents want to bring their children. We are very excited to begin this new journey and look forward to partnering with you.

    Wendy Patterson, Principal

    Pigeon Forge Intermediate School