Daniel Champion is principal of KAEC

Sandra ClarkFeature, West Knox

Daniel Champion has been appointed principal of Knoxville Adaptive Education Center effective July 2018. He joined Knox County Schools in 2003 as a teacher at KAEC, and he replaces Jason Myers, who has been named principal at Bearden High School.


Champion has worked as a teacher in Loudon County as well as at Karns Middle School and Vine Middle Magnet, where he was also a TAP master teacher. He began his career in administration in 2015 as an assistant principal at Vine Middle and later assistant principal at Gresham Middle. He is currently assistant principal at Ridgedale Alternative.

Champion holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from UT- Martin.

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