Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students of Tyner Elementary School:
I consider myself honored to join the amazing staff of Tyner Elementary School. I feel truly blessed to be chosen the instructional leader of such an awesome school community. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality elementary school experience. I recognize and value the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
I have taught elementary school for 19 years, I am married to John Philpot and have two amazing and talented daughters, Makinlee and Maylee. I am deeply rooted in Jackson County, as my father was born and raised here. I spent many weekends and summers here with my grandparents, Robert and Irene Montgomery. Some of my most precious memories are of the time I spent here with my family. I love this community and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Jackson County is so richly blessed with.
As principal of Tyner Elementary, I aspire to continue a positive school culture and educational programs conducive to student learning and development. I will seek to continue the high expectations at Tyner, student and faculty teamwork, cooperation in the school environment and excellent community involvement.