JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – For the first time in the history of Campbell County Schools, there are three Reward Schools in the same year of 2018-2019. Over the past few days, an under-the-radar buzz had been swirling that some really good news was on the way about Campbell County Schools. It officially arrived Tuesday evening at the August Board of Education meeting. It was announced that Jacksboro Elementary School, Jellico High School and Wynn-Habersham Elementary School each achieved Reward School status.
Jacksboro Elementary School Assistant Principal Casey Cox (left) and JES Principal Steven Sampieri (right) await the announcement of 2018-2019 test scores. JES is one of three Reward Schools in Campbell County.
Second-year Jacksboro Elementary Principal Steven Sampieri said, “I think it’s amazing, an absolute honor and a validation for all involved.” Sampieri’s assistant principal, Casey Cox, said, “It’s an honor to be a part of such a dedicated and hardworking staff staff. It’s a testament of what they do day in and day out.”
Jellico Principal Danny “Dino” Oakes (right) said he is humbled and blessed to serve as the JES principal.
Danny “Dino” Oakes is in his first year as the principal at Jellico High School after serving as assistant principal to previous principal Dr. Donna Singley. He said, “We showed some good growth to make it to a Level 5. Dr. Singley was there.”
Dr. Donna Singley was the Jellico High Prinicpal last year and is all smiles as she added, “We have worked diligently for five years to gain momentum in all areas of instruction. This was the effort of the entire staff working tirelessly for student success. I am ecstatic about the news of Jellico High School being a reward school. When I first heard I exhaled. We did it!”
Second-year Principal Krissy Cobb (yellow dress) of Wynn-Habersham Elementary School was joined by several members of her staff as the good news was announced about their school being a Reward School.
Krissy Cobb is in her second year as the principal at Wynn-Habersham Elementary School and said, “I’m so excited and proud of my staff and students. I appreciate the support from the director of schools, the members of the board and our supervisors, and that’s good for a young principal.”
Though these are the three Reward Schools, there were other schools with impressive improvements. See the full release HERE. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/14/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S LINDSEY HUTSON)